Advisory Details

December 4th, 2014

Samsung SmartViewer CNC_Ctrl ActiveX Control BackupToAvi Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-401
ZDI-CAN-2355

CVE ID CVE-2014-9265
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Samsung
AFFECTED PRODUCTS SmartViewer
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 16279. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Samsung SmartViewer. 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 handling of the BackupToAvi method. The issue lies in the failure to validate the size of the input buffer before copying it into a fixed-size buffer on the stack. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Samsung has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.samsungcctv.co.kr/product/product_view.asp?pagesize=8&sort=&dscYN=N&cid=45&clvl=1&page=1&idx=6276
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-07-28 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-12-04 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)
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