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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Medium
Score 5.1/10


Stack-based buffer overflow in (1) CxZIP60.dll and (2) CxZIP60u.dll, as used in SpeedProject products including (a) ZipStar 5.0 Build 4285, (b) Squeez 5.0 Build 4285, and (c) SpeedCommander 11.0 Build 4430 and 10.51 Build 4430, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a ZIP archive containing a long filename.

  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


Advisory Timeline

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