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Secunia Security Advisory 46094

Secunia Security Advisory 46094
Posted Nov 13, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Luigi Auriemma has discovered a vulnerability in EViews, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 46094

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SC World Congress, New York, USA, 16 November 2011
Visit the Secunia booth (#203) and discover how you can improve your handling of third party programs:

http://secunia.com/resources/events/sc_2011/

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TITLE:
EViews Program File Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46094

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/46094/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46094

RELEASE DATE:
2011-09-20

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46094/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/46094/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46094

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
Luigi Auriemma has discovered a vulnerability in EViews, which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when handling
"subroutine" declarations within program files. This can be exploited
to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted ".prg"
file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but
requires tricking a user into opening a malicious file.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 7.0.0.1. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Do not open files from untrusted sources.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Luigi Auriemma

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/eviews_1-adv.txt

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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