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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CVE-2008-1210

Severity High
Score 9.3/10

Summary

Stack-based buffer overflow in the ctags parsing code in Programmer's Notepad before 2.0.8.718 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or execute arbitrary code via a crafted .c file, when the victim selects the Jump To dialog. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

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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  • Published