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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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A stack buffer overflow issue has been identified in the Forms Viewer that could allow remote code execution to occur
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 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/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:

    Product VRMF APAR Remediation
    IBM Forms Viewer 4.0.0.* LO78184 Install IBM Forms Viewer 4.0.0.3 from Fix Central
    IBM Forms Viewer 8.0.0.* LO78184 Install IBM Forms Viewer 8.0.1.1 from Fix Central
    IBM Forms Viewer 8.0.1.0 LO78184 Install IBM Forms Viewer 8.0.1.1 from Fix Central


    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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    Document information

    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: 03 November 2014


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