Core Security - Corelabs Advisory
Artweaver Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
1. *Advisory Information*
Title: Artweaver Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Advisory ID: CORE-2013-0701
Date published: 2013-07-22
Date of last update: 2013-07-22
Vendors contacted: Artweaver
Release mode: Coordinated release
2. *Vulnerability Information*
Class: Buffer overflow [CWE-119]
Impact: Code execution
Remotely Exploitable: Yes
Locally Exploitable: No
CVE Name: CVE-2013-2576
3. *Vulnerability Description*
Artweaver ,  is prone to a security vulnerability when processing
AWD files. This vulnerability could be exploited by a remote attacker to
execute arbitrary code on the target machine by enticing Artweaver users
to open a specially crafted file.
4. *Vulnerable Packages*
. Artweaver v3.1.5.
. Older versions are probably affected too, but they were not checked.
5. *Non-Vulnerable Packages*
. Artweaver v3.1.6.
. Artweaver v4.0.
6. *Vendor Information, Solutions and Workarounds*
Vendor notifies that Artweaver v3.1.6 and v4.0 are available and fix the
reported vulnerability. Vendor encourages all Artweaver users to update
to the latest version:
2. Artweaver Plus - http://www.artweaver.de/en/help/80
3. Artweaver Free - http://www.artweaver.de/en/help/81
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Daniel Kazimirow
from Core Exploit Writers Team. The publication of this advisory was
coordinated by Fernando Miranda from Core Advisories Team.
8. *Technical Description / Proof of Concept Code*
Below is shown the result of opening the maliciously crafted file
'CORE-2013-0701-artweaver-poc-28ab190b137f3.AWD', which means the
normal execution flow can be altered in order to execute arbitrary code.
004F3265 8B45 FC MOV EAX,DWORD PTR SS:[EBP-4]
004F3268 8B40 28 MOV EAX,DWORD PTR DS:[EAX+28]
004F326B 8B10 MOV EDX,DWORD PTR DS:[EAX]
004F326D FF12 CALL DWORD PTR DS:[EDX] ;
EAX 030F9C48 ASCII
EIP 004F326D Artweave.004F326D
C 0 ES 0023 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
P 1 CS 001B 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
A 0 SS 0023 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
Z 0 DS 0023 32bit 0(FFFFFFFF)
S 0 FS 003B 32bit 7FFDF000(FFF)
T 0 GS 0000 NULL
O 0 LastErr ERROR_SUCCESS (00000000)
EFL 00010206 (NO,NB,NE,A,NS,PE,GE,G)
ST0 empty -??? FFFF 00005FEE 0F0566FB
ST1 empty -??? FFFF 00000000 0F05070D
ST2 empty -??? FFFF 00000000 00060010
ST3 empty -??? FFFF 00000000 002C006F
ST4 empty -NAN FFFF 8F669BF5 EFE5EDFD
ST5 empty 6.0925232094539560960e+16
ST6 empty -7.8331661972355807100e+18
ST7 empty 5.8691123250627328000e+16
3 2 1 0 E S P U O Z D I
FST 0020 Cond 0 0 0 0 Err 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 (GT)
FCW 1372 Prec NEAR,64 Mask 1 1 0 0 1 0
9. *Report Timeline*
Core Security Technologies notifies the Artweaver team of the
Vendor asks for a report with technical information.
Technical details sent to Artweaver team. Core notifies that the
publication date is scheduled for the end of July.
Vendor reproduces the buffer overrun and notifies that they are looking
for the cause of the problem.
Vendor notifies that this vulnerability will be fixed with the next
Artweaver update v3.1.6, scheduled for July 20th.
Core re-schedules the advisory publication for Monday 22nd.
Vendor notifies patched versions were released and aditional information
for Artweaver users. [Sec. 6]
Advisory CORE-2013-0701 released.
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