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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 9.3/10


JustSystems Ichitaro 2005 through 2011, Ichitaro Government 6, Ichitaro Government 2006 through 2010, Ichitaro Portable, Ichitaro Pro, and Ichitaro Viewer allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via a crafted document, as exploited in the wild in early 2011.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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