IrfanView FlashPix Plugin Heap Based Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 59848


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


The version of the IrfanView FlashPix plugin (Fpx.dll) was found to be less than 4.34. Such versions are affected by a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability that can be triggered by tricking users into opening an .fpx file with a specially crafted FlashPix image that is not properly handled during decompression. Successful exploitation may allow arbitrary code to be executed on the affected host.


Upgrade the FlashPix plugin to version (4.34) or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59848

File Name: irfanview_flashpix_heap_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/07/05

Modified: 2014/08/15

Dependencies: 57559

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:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:irfanview:irfanview

Required KB Items: SMB/IrfanView/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/04/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0278

BID: 53009

OSVDB: 81151

EDB-ID: 18739