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Notepad++ 6.6.9 Unspecified Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Medium

Synopsis

The remote client is utilizing an outdated version of Notepad++, a text editor application.

Description

Notepad++ version 6.6.9 is vulnerable to a potential buffer overflow issue related to handling XML files, which could result in arbitrary code execution; other earlier versions may be vulnerable.

Solution

No word from the vendor regarding a fix for this vulnerability at this time; however, the issue affects handling of specially-crafted XML files, so extra inspection regarding the input file can be taken. Additionally, regular update checks should be taken to ensure that fixes are applied.