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Oracle Outside In OS/2 Metafile parser stack buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#959313

Original Release Date: 2013-10-17 | Last Revised: 2014-04-28

Overview

Oracle Outside In contains a stack buffer overflow vulnerability in the OS/2 Metafile parser, which can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

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, Google Search Appliance, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Guidance Encase Forensics, AccessData FTK, and Novell Groupwise.

The Outside In library for processing OS/2 Metafile data contains a stack buffer overflow vulnerability (CWE-121). On Microsoft Windows platforms, this capability is provided by the library immet2.flt. Versions older than 8.4.0.108 are affected.

Impact

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.

Solution

Apply an update

This vulnerability is addressed in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Critical Patch Update - October 2013. This update provides versions 8.4.0.108 of the OS/2 Metafile parsing library. Note that Oracle has indicated that Outside In versions older than 8.4.0 are no longer supported. Please also consider the following workarounds.

Use the Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

The Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) can be used to help prevent exploitation of this and other vulnerabilities.

Enable DEP in Microsoft Windows

Consider enabling Data Execution Prevention (DEP) in supported versions of Windows. DEP should not be treated as a complete workaround, but it can mitigate the execution of attacker-supplied code in some cases. Microsoft has published detailed technical information about DEP in Security Research & Defense blog posts "Understanding DEP as a mitigation technology" part 1 and part 2. DEP should be used in conjunction with the application of patches or other mitigations described in this document.

Note that when relying on DEP for exploit mitigation, it is important to use a system that supports Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) as well. ASLR is not supported by Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 or earlier. ASLR was introduced with Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Please see the Microsoft SRD blog entry: On the effectiveness of DEP and ASLR for more details.

Vendor Information

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ACD Systems International

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

ACD Systems Canvas uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

AccessData

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

FTK uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Avantstar

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Quick View Plus uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Avira

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Avira Antivir for Exchange has been reported to use Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Cisco Security Agent uses Oracle Outside In to provide Data Loss Prevention (DLP) functionality.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Good Technology

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

Good Technology no longer uses the Oracle Outside In

product, as of version 6.0.3.52 of the Good Mobile Messaging Server. Running
the Good Mobile Messaging Server (GMMS) does not expose any risk to the
user, as the GMMS does not make any calls to the Outside In software, thus
the Outside In application is never executed by GMMS.

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Google

Notified:  March 19, 2014 Updated:  April 01, 2014

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Google Search Appliance (GSA) uses Outside In. Google has indicated that they update Outside In when appropriate, but they have not indicated which GSA version may address this issue.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Guidance Software, Inc.

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Guidance Encase uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Hewlett-Packard Company

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

HP TRIM uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

IBM Corporation

Updated:  January 29, 2014

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21660640 http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21659215

Addendum

IBM WebSphere Portal and ECM products such as OmniFind Enterprise Edition use Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Kamel Software

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Kamel Fastlook uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Kroll Ontrack Inc

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Some Kroll Ontrack software, such as Ontrack EasyRecovery and PowerControls, uses Outside In to provide file viewing capabilities.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Lucion

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Lucion FileCenter uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

MarkLogic Corporation

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vulnerability no longer exists any any current version of MarkLogicServer, and users cannot download an affected version.

The updated versions of the server are available for download at
http://developer.marklogic.com.

Addendum

Oracle Outside In is provided with MarkLogic Server 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2. MarkLogic Server 5.0 does not provide the Oracle Outside In libraries, however.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

McAfee

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

McAfee GroupShield as well as Host Data Loss Prevention 9.0 and earlier use Outside In to provide file content filtering capabilities. Other versions may also be affected.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Microsoft Corporation

Notified:  September 23, 2013 Updated:  December 10, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-105

Addendum

Microsoft Exchange 2007, 2010, and 2013 use Oracle Outside In for its WebReady document viewing feature. By viewing a document with OWA WebReady, arbitrary code may execute on the Exchange server. Please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-105 for updates. Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Parsing also uses Oracle Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

NewSoft America Inc

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Presto! PageManager uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Novell, Inc.

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Novell Groupwise uses Outside In for viewing email attachments.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Oracle Corporation

Notified:  September 23, 2013 Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Paraben Corporation

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Limited testing has shown Paraben Device Seizure 4.3 to be vulnerable. Other versions may also be affected. Paraben has stopped using Outside In starting with version 4.5 build 4262.38310, and is therefore not affected with this and later versions.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Perlustro

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Perlustro ILook uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Raytheon

Updated:  April 28, 2014

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Raytheon SureView uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Stellent

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Symantec

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Symantec Enterprise Vault uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Windream gmbh

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

windream server uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

X1 Technologies Inc.

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

X1 Professional uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

kcura

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

kCura Relativity uses Outside In.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Dell Computer Corporation, Inc.

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Some Dell printer software provides files from Outside In, but it is not clear if it is affected.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Lexmark International

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Some Lexmark printer software provides components from Outside In, but it is not clear if it is affected.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Motorola, Inc.

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

SafeNet

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Sharp Electronics Corporation

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Sharp Sharpdesk provides some components from Outside In, but it is not clear if it is affected.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Westlaw

Updated:  October 17, 2013

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

West Publisher E-Transcript Bundle Viewer provides some components from Outside In, but it is not clear if it is affected.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 10.0 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 8.3 E:F/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 8.3 CDP:ND/TD:H/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2013-5763
Date Public: 2013-10-15
Date First Published: 2013-10-17
Date Last Updated: 2014-04-28 18:26 UTC
Document Revision: 27

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