IrfanView LZW file buffer overflow

irfanview-cve20135351-bo (89808) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

IrfanView is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking when parsing .LZW files. By persuading victim to open a specially-crafted LZW file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system 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
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of IrfanView Formats PlugIn (4.37 or later), available from the IrfanView Formats PlugIn Web site. See References.

References:

  • IrfanView Web site: IrfanView .
  • BID-64388: IrfanView LZW Code Stream Handling Remote Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-5351: Heap-based buffer overflow in IrfanView before 4.37 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the LZW code stream in a GIF file.
  • OSVDB ID: 101065: IrfanView GIF Image LZW Compression Handling Heap Buffer Overflow
  • SA54959: IrfanView GIF Image Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • IrfanView IrfanView Formats PlugIn 4.36

Reported:

Dec 16, 2013

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