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.
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ACD Systems International
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Guidance Software, Inc.
Kroll Ontrack Inc
NewSoft America Inc
X1 Technologies Inc.
Dell Computer Corporation, Inc.
Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2012-01-18|
|Date Last Updated:||2014-04-28 18:28 UTC|