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Notepad++ Hex Editor Plugin Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Wont Fix

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

The flaw is due to a 'Data from Faulting Address controls Code Flow' issue in Hex Editor in Notepad++.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Notepad++ version 7.3.3 (32-bit) with Hex Editor Plugin v0.9.5 on Windows.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version of Notepad++ and the Hex Editor Plugin is present on the target host.

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.

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