NCSS 2007 Spreadsheet File Processing Array-Indexing

by Carol~ Moderator - 9/29/11 9:26 AM

In Reply to: VULNERABILITIES / FIXES - September 29, 2011 by Carol~ Moderator

NCSS 2007 Spreadsheet File Processing Array-Indexing Vulnerability

Release Date : 2011-09-29

Criticality level : Highly critical
Impact : System access
Where : From remote
Solution Status : Unpatched

Software: NCSS 2007 7.x

Luigi Auriemma has discovered a vulnerability in NCSS 2007, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an array-indexing error in the VCF132.OCX module when processing certain data and can be exploited to corrupt memory via a specially crafted Spreadsheet file (".s0").

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but requires tricking a user into opening a malicious file.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 07.1.21. Other versions may also be affected.

Do not open files from untrusted sources.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Luigi Auriemma

Original Advisory: