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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 7.2/10


Buffer overflow in the UnitelWay Windows Device Driver, as used in Schneider Electric Unity Pro 6 and earlier, OPC Factory Server 3.34, Vijeo Citect 7.20 and earlier, Telemecanique Driver Pack 2.6 and earlier, Monitor Pro 7.6 and earlier, and PL7 Pro 4.5 and earlier, allows local users, and possibly remote attackers, to execute arbitrary code via an unspecified system parameter.

  • 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.


Advisory Timeline

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