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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CVE-2013-1115

Severity High
Score 9.3/10

Summary

Buffer overflow in Cisco WebEx Advanced Recording Format (ARF) player T27 LD before SP32 EP16, T27 L10N before SP32_ORION111, and T28 before T28.8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted ARF file, aka Bug IDs CSCue74118, CSCub28371, CSCud23401, and CSCud31109.

  • 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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Advisory Timeline

  • Published