|CVSS SCORE||7.0, (AV:L/AC:H/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 XE files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied value prior to dereferencing it as a pointer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process.
02/14/23 – ZDI reported the vulnerability to the vendor.
02/16/23 – The vendor acknowledged the report.
06/07/23 – The ZDI asked for an update.
06/08/23 – The vendor states that the vulnerability would be fixed in a future build.
06/08/23 – The ZDI informed the vendor that the case will be published as a zero-day advisory on 06/15/23.
-- Mitigation: Given the nature of the vulnerability, the only salient mitigation strategy is to restrict interaction with the application.