Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
Multiple buffer overflows in htmsr.dll in the HTML speed reader in Autonomy (formerly Verity) KeyView, as used by IBM Lotus Notes 7.0.2 and 7.0.3, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an HTML document with (1) "large chunks of data," or a long URL in the (2) BACKGROUND attribute of a BODY element or (3) SRC attribute of an IMG element.
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.