Vulnerability Note VU#953241
Oracle Outside In Microsoft Access 1.x parser stack buffer overflow
Oracle Outside In contains a stack buffer overflow vulnerability in the Microsoft Access 1.x database 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 Microsoft Exchange, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Guidance Encase Forensics, AccessData FTK, and Novell Groupwise.
The Outside In library for processing Microsoft Access 1.x data contains a stack buffer overflow vulnerability (CWE-121). On Microsoft Windows platforms, this capability is provided by the library vsacs.dll. Versions older than 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 are affected.
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.
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Vendor Information (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|AccessData||Affected||16 Oct 2013||16 Oct 2013|
|ACD Systems International||Affected||-||16 Oct 2013|
|Avantstar||Affected||-||16 Oct 2013|
|Avira||Affected||-||16 Oct 2013|
|Cisco Systems, Inc.||Affected||16 Oct 2013||16 Oct 2013|
|Good Technology||Affected||16 Oct 2013||16 Oct 2013|
|Guidance Software, Inc.||Affected||16 Oct 2013||16 Oct 2013|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||Affected||16 Oct 2013||16 Oct 2013|
|IBM Corporation||Affected||16 Oct 2013||16 Oct 2013|
|Kamel Software||Affected||-||16 Oct 2013|
|kcura||Affected||16 Oct 2013||16 Oct 2013|
|Kroll Ontrack Inc||Affected||16 Oct 2013||16 Oct 2013|
|Lucion||Affected||16 Oct 2013||16 Oct 2013|
|MarkLogic Corporation||Affected||16 Oct 2013||16 Oct 2013|
|McAfee||Affected||16 Oct 2013||16 Oct 2013|
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This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2013-5791
- Date Public: 15 Oct 2013
- Date First Published: 16 Oct 2013
- Date Last Updated: 28 Oct 2013
- Document Revision: 19
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