Vulnerability Note VU#738961
Oracle Outside In contains an exploitable vulnerability in Lotus 123 v4 parser
Oracle Outside In contains an exploitable vulnerability in the Lotus 123 version 4 file parser, which can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Oracle Outside In is a set of libraries that can decode over 500 different file formats. Originally written by Stellent, Outside In is now part of Oracle. The Oracle Outside In libraries are used by a variety of applications, including Oracle Fusion Middleware, Google Search Appliance, Guidance Encase Forensics, AccessData FTK, and Novell Groupwise.
Outside In fails to properly handle Lotus 123 version 4 file data, which is handled on the Windows platform by the vswk4.dll library. The Linux version of Outside In uses libvs_wk4.so. Other supported platforms may use different file names.
By causing an application to process a specially-crafted file with the Oracle Outside In library, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the vulnerable application. Depending on what application is using Outside In, this may happen as the result of some user interaction, such as single-clicking on a file, or it may happen with no user interaction at all.
Apply an update
Use the Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
Vendor Information (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|AccessData||Affected||16 Jan 2012||02 Mar 2012|
|ACD Systems International||Affected||-||06 Jul 2012|
|Avantstar||Affected||-||16 Jan 2012|
|Cisco Systems, Inc.||Affected||16 Jan 2012||16 Jan 2012|
|Affected||-||01 Apr 2014|
|Guidance Software, Inc.||Affected||16 Jan 2012||10 May 2012|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||Affected||16 Jan 2012||16 Jan 2012|
|IBM Corporation||Affected||16 Jan 2012||29 Jan 2014|
|Kamel Software||Affected||16 Jan 2012||16 Jan 2012|
|kcura||Affected||16 Jan 2012||16 Jan 2012|
|Kroll Ontrack Inc||Affected||16 Jan 2012||16 Jan 2012|
|Lucion||Affected||16 Jan 2012||16 Jan 2012|
|MarkLogic Corporation||Affected||16 Jan 2012||31 Jan 2012|
|McAfee||Affected||16 Jan 2012||16 Jan 2012|
|NewSoft America Inc||Affected||16 Jan 2012||16 Jan 2012|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2012-0110
- Date Public: 17 Jan 2012
- Date First Published: 18 Jan 2012
- Date Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014
- Severity Metric: 26.24
- Document Revision: 27
If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.