IrfanView Formats Plugin ECW Plugin File Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host has an application installed that is affected by a
heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The version of the IrfanView Formats ECW plugin (NCSEcw.dll) was found
to be less than 4.34. Such versions are affected by a heap-based
buffer overflow caused by insufficient validation when decompressing
ECW images. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to
execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into opening a specially
crafted .ecw file.

See also :

http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
http://www.nessus.org/u?fca07084

Solution :

Upgrade the Formats ECW plugin to version 3.1.0.350 (4.34) or higher.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 59849 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53744

CVE ID:

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