IBM AFP Viewer Plug-in SRC Property Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 33268


The remote Windows host has a browser plugin that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The Windows remote host contains IBM's AFP Viewer plug-in, which allows for viewing AFP (Advanced Function Presentation) documents from a web browser.

The version of the plug-in installed on the remote host reportedly contains a heap-based buffer overflow that can be triggered when processing a 'SRC' property with a string longer than 1023 characters.
If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the affected system subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to AFP Viewer plug-in version or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33268

File Name: ibm_afp_viewer_src_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/06/26

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:afp_viewer_plug-in

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2880

BID: 29932

OSVDB: 46518

Secunia: 27995

CWE: 119