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VeryPDF PDFView OCX ActiveX OpenPDF Heap Overflow

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VeryPDF PDFView OCX ActiveX OpenPDF Heap Overflow

Disclosed
06/16/2008
Created
05/30/2018

Description

The VeryPDF PDFView ActiveX control is prone to a heap buffer-overflow because it fails to properly bounds-check user-supplied data before copying it into an insufficiently sized memory buffer. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code within the context of the affected application.

Author(s)

  • MC <mc@metasploit.com>
  • dean <dean@zerodaysolutions.com>

Platform

Windows

Development

References

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/browser/verypdf_pdfview
msf exploit(verypdf_pdfview) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(verypdf_pdfview) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(verypdf_pdfview) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(verypdf_pdfview) > exploit

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