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Hyleos ChemView ActiveX Control Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Wont Fix

Created

Created

12 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with Hyleos ChemView ActiveX Control and is prone to multiple Buffer Overflow vulnerabilities.

Insight

Insight

The flaws are due to two boundary errors in the 'HyleosChemView.ocx' which can be exploited to cause stack-based buffer overflows by passing strings containing an overly large number of white-space characters to the 'SaveasMolFile()' and 'ReadMolFile()' methods.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Hyleos ChemView ActiveX Control version 1.9.5.1 and prior.

Solution

Solution

No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)