This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.
1) Heap-based buffer overflow
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the cdf_read_property_info() function in cdf.c in file due to improper restrictions of the number of CDF_VECTOR elements. A local user can place a specially crafted CDF (Composite Document File) file on the system, trick the victim into reading it with the affected software, trigger heap-based buffer overflow (4-byte out-of-bounds write) and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.
Update the affected packages.
Vulnerable software versions
Q & A
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.