Beyond Compare Zip File Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 46242


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


The version of Beyond Compare installed on the remote Windows host is earlier than 3.1.11. Such versions are potentially affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability when handling zip files with an overly large filename. An attacker, exploiting this flaw, could potentially execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the privileges of the user running the application.


Upgrade to Beyond Compare 3.1.11 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 46242

File Name: beyond_compare_zip_buffer_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/05/06

Modified: 2012/03/16

Dependencies: 46241

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Beyond Compare/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/04/05

Reference Information

BID: 39907