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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in l123sr.dll in Autonomy (formerly Verity) KeyView SDK, as used by IBM Lotus Notes 5.x through 8.x, allow user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the (1) Length and (2) Value fields for certain Types in a Lotus 1-2-3 (.123) file in the Worksheet File (WKS) format, as demonstrated by a file with a crafted SRANGE record, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-5909.

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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.


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