Security Bulletin: IBM Forms Viewer stack buffer overflow identified (CVE-2013-5447)

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Abstract

A stack buffer overflow issue has been identified in the Forms Viewer that could allow remote code execution to occur.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:
CVEID: CVE-2013-5447

DESCRIPTION:

    A XFDL form can be created in such a way that could cause a stack buffer overflow to occur in the IBM Forms Viewer that could allow remote code execution to occur if the form is loaded.

    CVSS Base Score: 6.8
    CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/87911 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
    • IBM Forms Viewer 4.0
    • IBM Forms Viewer 8.0
    • IBM Forms Viewer 8.0.1


REMEDIATION:
MITIGATION(S):
    To expose this issue, the user will have to be directed to open this specifically crafted form

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
    The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Andrea Micalizzi (aka rgod)

CHANGE HISTORY
    December 5, 2013 Original Copy Published

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Flash.


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IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
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More support for:

IBM Forms Viewer

Software version:

4.0, 4.0.0.1, 4.0.0.2, 8.0, 8.0.1

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1657500

Modified date:

2013-12-05

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