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Notepad++ Buffer overflow Vulnerability - Jan15 (Windows)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The host is installed with Notepad++ and is prone to Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw exists as the user-supplied input is not properly validated when handling a specially crafted XML file.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Notepad++ version 6.6.9 on Windows.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Notepad++ version 6.7 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)