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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:

    ProductVRMFAPARRemediation
    IBM Forms Viewer4.0.0.*LO78184Install IBM Forms Viewer 4.0.0.3 from Fix Central
    IBM Forms Viewer8.0.0.*LO78184Install IBM Forms Viewer 8.0.1.1 from Fix Central
    IBM Forms Viewer8.0.1.0LO78184Install 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.


    Note: According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.

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    Document Information

    Modified date:
    16 June 2018

    UID

    swg21657500