AFFLIB multiple format string

afflib-multiple-format-string (33969) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

AFFLIB and applications using the affected library could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by a format string vulnerability in the lib/s3.cpp, tools/afconvert.cpp, tools/afcopy.cpp, tools/afinfo.cpp, aimage/aimage.cpp, aimage/imager.cpp or the tools/afxml.cpp file. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially-crafted argument containing malicious format string specifiers, which would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

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

References:

  • AFFLIB Web site: AFF: The Advanced Forensic Format.
  • BugTraq Mailing List, Fri Apr 27 2007 - 12:36:02 CDT : AFFLIB(TM): Multiple Format String Injections.
  • CVE-2007-2054: Multiple format string vulnerabilities in AFFLIB before 2.2.6 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via certain command line parameters, which are used in (1) warn and (2) err calls in (a) lib/s3.cpp, (b) tools/afconvert.cpp, (c) tools/afcopy.cpp, (d) tools/afinfo.cpp, (e) aimage/aimage.cpp, (f) aimage/imager.cpp, and (g) tools/afxml.cpp. NOTE: the aimage.cpp vector (e) has since been recalled from the researcher's original advisory, since the code is not called in any version of AFFLIB.
  • CVE-2007-2352: Multiple format string vulnerabilities in AFFLIB 2.2.6 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via certain command line parameters, which are used in (1) warn and (2) err calls, possibly involving (a) lib/s3.cpp, (b) tools/afconvert.cpp, (c) tools/afcopy.cpp, (d) tools/afinfo.cpp, (e) aimage/imager.cpp, and (f) tools/afxml.cpp. NOTE: this identifier is intended to address the vectors that were not fixed in CVE-2007-2054, but the unfixed vectors were not explicitly listed.
  • OSVDB ID: 35607: AFFLIB Multiple Command Line Format Strings

Platforms Affected:

  • Simson Garfinkel and Basis Technology Corp AFFLIB 2.2.6

Reported:

Apr 27, 2007

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