TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

PTC Creo View Heap Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-051: February 27th, 2015


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Creo View

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of PTC Creo View. 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 the Creo View browser plugin. An attacker can trigger a heap overflow, by setting a large buffer to a specific attribute. This would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser.

Vendor Response

PTC has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-05-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2015-02-27 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)