Remote code execution in OpenDetex



Published: 2019-12-06 | Updated: 2020-01-29
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-19601
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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OpenDetex
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Piotr Kubowicz

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 1 vulnerabilities.

Updated: 29.01.2020

Changed Bulletin status to patched, updated links section.

1) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU23446

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:U/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-19601

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in the "TexOpen()" function in "detex.l". A remote attacker can trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

OpenDetex: 2.8.5


CPE2.3 External links

http://github.com/pkubowicz/opendetex/issues/60
http://github.com/pkubowicz/opendetex/releases/tag/v2.8.6

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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