abctab2ps 1.6.3 - 'Write_Heading' '.ABC' Remote Buffer Overflow

EDB-ID:

25027


Platform:

Windows

Published:

2004-12-15

source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/12026/info

abctab2ps is reported prone to a remote buffer overflow vulnerability. This issue arises because the application fails to carry out proper boundary checks before copying user-supplied data in to sensitive process buffers. It is reported that this issue can allow an attacker to gain unauthorized access to a computer in the context of the application.

This vulnerability exists in the 'write_heading()' function.

An attacker can exploit this issue by crafting a malicious ABC file that contains excessive string data, replacement memory addresses, and executable instructions to trigger this issue.

If a user obtains this file and processes it through the application, the attacker-supplied instructions may be executed on the vulnerable computer. It is reported that successful exploitation may result in a compromise in the context of the application.

abctab2ps version 1.6.3 is reported prone to this vulnerability. It is likely that other versions are affected as well. 

https://github.com/offensive-security/exploitdb-bin-sploits/raw/master/bin-sploits/25027.zip