IrfanView < 4.33 Boundary Error Multiple Image File Handling Remote Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 58579


A graphic viewer on the remote host is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The remote Windows host contains a version of IrfanView earlier than 4.33. As such, it is reportedly affected by a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability due to the way the application handles RLE compressed bitmap files.

An attacker could trick a user into opening specially crafted DIB, RLE, or BMP image files using RLE compression, which would result in arbitrary code execution on the affected host subject to the privileges of the user running this application.


Upgrade to IrfanView version 4.33 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58579

File Name: irfanview_433.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/04/03

Modified: 2012/11/20

Dependencies: 57559

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:irfanview:irfanview

Required KB Items: SMB/IrfanView/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5904

BID: 52806

OSVDB: 80716

Secunia: 47333