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[Full-disclosure] Secunia Research: OpenSG Radiance RGBE Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

From: Secunia Research <remove-vuln_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jan 20 2009 - 15:42:18 GMT
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Secunia Research 20/01/2009 - OpenSG Radiance RGBE Buffer Overflow Vulnerability -
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Table of Contents Affected Software....................................................1 Severity.............................................................2 Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3 Description of Vulnerability.........................................4 Solution.............................................................5 Time Table...........................................................6 Credits..............................................................7 References...........................................................8 About Secunia........................................................9 Verification........................................................10
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1) Affected Software
  • OpenSG 1.8.0

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.



2) Severity

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System access
Where: Remote



3) Vendor's Description of Software

"OpenSG is a portable scenegraph system to create realtime graphics programs, e.g. for virtual reality applications".

Product Link:
http://opensg.vrsource.org/trac



4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in OpenSG, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the "HDRImageFileType::checkHDR()" function in Source/System/Image/ OSGHDRImageFileType.cpp, which can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Radiance RGBE (*.hdr) file.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.



5) Solution

Fixed in the CVS repository.



6) Time Table 09/01/2009 - Vendor notified. 13/01/2009 - Vendor response. 16/01/2009 - Vendor notified about incomplete fix. 18/01/2009 - Vendor response. 20/01/2009 - Public disclosure.
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7) Credits

Discovered by Stefan Cornelius, Secunia Research.



8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has not yet assigned a CVE for the vulnerability.



9) About Secunia

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  1. Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-60/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/




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