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ERS Viewer 2011 ERS File Handling Buffer Overflow

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ERS Viewer 2011 ERS File Handling Buffer Overflow



This module exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability found in ERS Viewer 2011 (version 11.04). The vulnerability exists in the module ermapper_u.dll where the function ERM_convert_to_correct_webpath handles user provided data in an insecure way. It results in arbitrary code execution under the context of the user viewing a specially crafted .ers file. This module has been tested successfully with ERS Viewer 2011 (version 11.04) on Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 SP1.


  • Parvez Anwar
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>




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/fileformat/erdas_er_viewer_bof
msf exploit(erdas_er_viewer_bof) > show targets
msf exploit(erdas_er_viewer_bof) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(erdas_er_viewer_bof) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(erdas_er_viewer_bof) > exploit

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