Common Data Format (CDF) Read32s_64() buffer overflow

cdf-read32s64-bo (42219) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Common Data Format (CDF) is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the Read32s_64() function. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted CDF file containing overly long length tags, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.3
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of CDF (3.2.1 or later), available from the CDF NASA Web site. See References.

References:

  • CDF NASA Web site: Common Data Format (CDF) Version 3.2 and earlier Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
  • CORE-2008-0326: NASA's Common Data Format buffer overflow.
  • BID-29045: CDF (Common Data Format) Library 'src/lib/cdfread64.c' Stack Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-2080: Stack-based buffer overflow in the Read32s_64 function in src/lib/cdfread64.c in the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Common Data Format (CDF) library before 3.2.1 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a .cdf file with crafted length tags.
  • GLSA-200805-14: Common Data Format library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
  • OSVDB ID: 44800: Common Data Format Read32s_64 Function Crafted CDF File Handling Overflow
  • SA30053: Common Data Format "Read32s_64()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019965: Common Data Format Library Buffer Overflow May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • VUPEN/ADV-2008-1440: NASA Common Data Format Read32s_64() Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Gentoo Linux
  • NASA Common Data Format 3.2

Reported:

May 05, 2008

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