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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CVE-2022-47977

Severity High
Score 7.8/10

Summary

A vulnerability has been identified in JT Open (All versions < V11.2.3.0), JT Utilities (All versions < V13.2.3.0). The affected application contains a memory corruption vulnerability while parsing specially crafted JT files. This could allow an attacker to execute code in the context of the current process.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • 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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published