|CVSS SCORE||7.8, (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)|
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Ashlar-Vellum Cobalt. 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 parsing of AR files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a type confusion condition. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process.
03/13/23 – ZDI reported the vulnerability to the vendor.
03/13/23 – The vendor acknowledged the report.
08/25/23 – The ZDI asked for an update.
08/28/23 – The vendor states that the open cases have not been resolved.
09/20/23 – The ZDI informed the vendor that the case will be published as a zero-day advisory on 09/21/23.
-- Mitigation: Given the nature of the vulnerability, the only salient mitigation strategy is to restrict interaction with the application.