XnView RGBE File Handling Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 30130


The remote Windows host contains an application that reportedly is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


XnView, an application to view and convert graphic files, is installed on the remote host.

The version of XnView on the remote host reportedly contains a stack- based buffer overflow that can be triggered when reading a specially- crafted Radiance RGBE ('.hdr') file. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening such a file, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to XnView version 1.92.1 or later as that reportedly resolves the issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30130

File Name: xnview_rgbe_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/01/30

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:xnview:xnview

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0064

BID: 27514

OSVDB: 42832

CWE: 119