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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


A specially crafted configuration file could be used to cause a stack-based buffer overflow condition in the OPCTest.exe, which may allow remote code execution on Opto 22 PAC Project Professional versions prior to R9.4008, PAC Project Basic versions prior to R9.4008, PAC Display Basic versions prior to R9.4g, PAC Display Professional versions prior to R9.4g, OptoOPCServer version R9.4c and prior that were installed by PAC Project installer, versions prior to R9.4008, and OptoDataLink version R9.4d and prior that were installed by PAC Project installer, versions prior to R9.4008. Opto 22 suggests upgrading to the new product version as soon as possible.

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  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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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