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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 10/10


Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in W3C Amaya Web Browser 10.0 and 11.0 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) a long type parameter in an input tag, which is not properly handled by the EndOfXmlAttributeValue function; (2) an "HTML GI" in a start tag, which is not properly handled by the ProcessStartGI function; and unspecified vectors in (3) html2thot.c and (4) xml2thot.c, related to the msgBuffer variable. NOTE: these are different vectors than CVE-2008-6005.

  • LOW
  • 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.


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