Advisory Published
Advisory Published

CVE-2021-31507: OpenText Brava! Desktop CGM File Parsing Stack-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

First published: Tue Jun 29 2021(Updated: )

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of OpenText Brava! Desktop User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists within the parsing of CGM files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a stack-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process. Was ZDI-CAN-12653.

Credit: zdi-disclosures@trendmicro.com zdi-disclosures@trendmicro.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
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OpenText Brava! Desktop

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the severity of CVE-2021-31507?

    The severity of CVE-2021-31507 is high with a CVSS score of 7.8.

  • How can remote attackers exploit CVE-2021-31507?

    Remote attackers can exploit CVE-2021-31507 by executing arbitrary code on affected installations of OpenText Brava! Desktop through user interaction, such as visiting a malicious page or opening a malicious file.

  • What is the affected software for CVE-2021-31507?

    The affected software for CVE-2021-31507 is OpenText Brava! Desktop

  • How can I fix CVE-2021-31507?

    To fix CVE-2021-31507, users should update to the latest version of OpenText Brava! Desktop and apply any patches or security updates provided by the vendor.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2021-31507?

    More information about CVE-2021-31507 can be found on the Zero Day Initiative advisories page, CVEDetails.com, and the OpenText website.


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