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WinAce UUE File Decompression Buffer Overflow
Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 @ 18:37:46 CET
Topic: Security


VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/28215/

CRITICAL: Highly critical

IMPACT: System access

SOFTWARE: WinAce 2.x - http://secunia.com/product/4231/

DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been reported in WinAce, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when decompressing UUE files and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted UUE file containing an overly long filename. Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code. The vulnerability is reported in version 2.65. Other versions may also be affected.

SOLUTION: Update to version 2.69. - http://www.winace.com/down.html

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Fourteenforty Research Institute

ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://www.fourteenforty.jp/research/advisory.cgi?FFRRA-20071225

OTHER REFERENCES: JVN: http://jvn.jp/jp/JVN%2344736880/index.html

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