[Bkis-11-2009] ProShow Gold Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
1. General Information
ProShow Gold is a software allowing you easily create photo and video
slide shows on DVD, PC and Web. Recently, Bkis has just detected
vulnerabilities in the software related to the processing of ProShow
Slideshow’s project files (“.psh”). This vulnerability permits hackers
to execute malicious code on users’ systems.
Details : http://blog.bkis.com/?p=737
Bkis Advisory : Bkis-11-2009
Initial vendor notification : 08/06/2009
Release Date : 08/20/2009
Update Date : 08/20/2009
Discovered by : Le Duc Anh, Bkis
Attack Type : Buffer Overflow
Security Rating : High
Impact : Code Execution
Affected Software : ProShow Gold version 4.0.2549 (Prior versions may
also be affected).
PoC : proshow gold poc
2. Technical Description
PSH is the extension of an ProShow Slideshow’s project file. There are
many bugs found in the way ProShow Gold processing a PSH file with
overly long fields. Inadequate check for two fields including
cell[n].images[m].image and cell[n].sound.file fields (where m, n is an
integer number) could lead to critical buffer overflow errors.
In order to exploit, a hacker might create a specially crafted “.PSH”
file and trick users into using it. If successful, hackers can perform
local attack, inject viruses, steal sensitive information and even take
control of the victim’s system.
Rating this vulnerability high severity and due to the fact that the
vendor hasn’t released any patch against this vulnerability, Bkis
recommends that users should not open any untrusted PSH file.
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