IBM Rational Rhapsody BBFlashBack.Recorder.1 InsertMarker Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-12-029: February 8th, 2012
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of IBM Rational Rhapsody. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within BB FlashBack Recorder.dll. Uninitialized pointers may be passed as arguments to InsertMarker() which in turn can allow an attacker to corrupt memory in a controlled fashion. This behavior can be exploited to remotely execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the browser.
Vendor ResponseIBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2011-06-29 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-02-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod