AFFLIB multiple buffer overflow

afflib-multiple-bo (33961) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


AFFLIB and applications using the affected library are vulnerable to multiple stack-based buffer overflows, caused by improper bounds checking by the aimage/aimage.cpp, lib/vnode_afd.cpp, lib/vnode_ewf.cpp, lib/vnode_s3.cpp, and lib/s3.cpp files. By exploiting this vulnerability, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.


Base Score: 5.6
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 4.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of AFFLIB (2.2.8 or later), available from the AFFLIB Web site. See References.


  • AFFLIB Web site: AFF: The Advanced Forensic Format.
  • BugTraq Mailing List, Fri Apr 27 2007 - 12:45:09 CDT : AFFLIB(TM): Multiple Buffer Overflows.
  • BID-23695: AFFLIB LastModified Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-2053: Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in AFFLIB before 2.2.6 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via (1) a long LastModified value in an S3 XML response in lib/s3.cpp; (2) a long (a) path or (b) bucket in an S3 URL in lib/vnode_s3.cpp; or (3) a long (c) EFW, (d) AFD, or (c) aimage file path. NOTE: the aimage vector (3c) has since been recalled from the researcher's original advisory, since the code is not called in any version of AFFLIB.
  • OSVDB ID: 35613: AFFLIB lib/s3.cpp S3 XML Response LastModified Value Overflow
  • OSVDB ID: 35614: AFFLIB lib/vnode_s3.cpp S3 URL Handling Multiple Overflows
  • OSVDB ID: 35615: AFFLIB Multiple File Path Handling Overflows

Platforms Affected:

  • Simson Garfinkel and Basis Technology Corp AFFLIB prior to 2.2.6


Apr 27, 2007

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