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IrfanView GIF Image Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability


Secunia ID

SA54959

CVE-ID

CVE-2013-5351

Release Date

17 Dec 2013

Criticality

Highly Critical

Solution Status

Vendor Patch

Software

IrfanView 4.x

Where

From remote

Impact
System access

This covers vulnerabilities where malicious people are able to gain system access and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a local user.

Description

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in IrfanView, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when handling the LZW code stream within GIF files and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted GIF file.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 4.36. Prior versions may also be affected.

Solution

Update to version 4.37.

Reported by

Dmitry Janushkevich, Secunia Research.

Original Advisory

IrfanView:
http://www.irfanview.com/main_history.htm

Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2013-13/