Zero-day vulnerability in SSReader

Buffer overflow

Not patched

Vulnerability was reported as zero-day by DSWLab. This is the same vulnerability as CVE-2007-5807.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2007110801 - Remote code execution in SSReader

Vulnerable component: SSReader

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-5892

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:U/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


The vulnerability allows a remote user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error in SSReader Pdg2 ActiveX control (pdg2.dll). A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into visiting it, cause a stack-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.