#VU54038 Stack-based buffer overflow


Published: 2021-06-10

Vulnerability identifier: #VU54038

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-23206

CWE-ID: CWE-121

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
HTMLDOC
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor: Michael R Sweet

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing table attributes in parse_table() function in ps-pdf.cxx. A remote unauthenticated attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application, trigger stack-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

HTMLDOC: 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 1.9.3, 1.9.4, 1.9.5, 1.9.6, 1.9.7, 1.9.8, 1.9.9, 1.9.10, 1.9.11

CPE

External links
https://github.com/michaelrsweet/htmldoc/commit/ba61a3ece382389ae4482c7027af8b32e8ab4cc8
https://github.com/michaelrsweet/htmldoc/issues/416


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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