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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20130307

Corel WordPerfect Memory Corruption

Date Disclosed:
3/7/2013

Date Patched:
No patch available.

Vendor:
Corel Corporation

Affected Software:
WordPerfect X6 version 16.0.0.388, and possibly other versions

Description:
Corel WordPerfect contains a vulnerability when handling specially crafted documents, which an attacker can leverage to cause a heap-based buffer overflow. Successful exploitation may result in arbitrary code execution.

Severity:
High

Code Execution:
Yes

Impact:
Remote Code Execution
Exploitation of this vulnerability is possible by sending maliciously crafted documents, via phishing emails, to vulnerable users. Remote attackers who successfully exploit this vulnerability will be able to execute code on the vulnerable system with the same rights as the currently logged on user.

Mitigation:
Do not open untrusted documents, or documents that come from trusted sources unexpectedly.

Protection:
BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 18407 - Corel WordPerfect Memory Corruption (Zero Day)
  • 18408 - Corel WordPerfect Memory Corruption (Zero Day) - x64

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Status:
2013-03-07: Advisory published

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