Secunia Research: Oracle Outside In TrueType Fonts Processing Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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                    Secunia Research 08/03/2016

             Oracle Outside In TrueType Fonts Processing
                   Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Description of Vulnerability.........................................3
Solution.............................................................4
Time Table...........................................................5
Credits..............................................................6
References...........................................................7
About Secunia........................................................8
Verification.........................................................9

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1) Affected Software

* Oracle Outside In versions 8.5.0, 8.5.1, and 8.5.2

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2) Severity

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System Access
Where:  From remote

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3) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Oracle Outside In,
which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable
system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a sign extension error when handling
TrueType fonts and can be exploited to cause memory corruption via a
specially crafted TrueType font embedded within a PDF file.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow execution of
arbitrary code.

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4) Solution

Apply update. Please see the Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory for
January 2016 for details.

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5) Time Table

23/11/2015 - Vendor notified.
03/12/2015 - Requested response.
03/12/2015 - Vendor response.
06/12/2015 - Vulnerability details re-sent to the vendor.
08/12/2015 - Vendor supplied bug ticket ID.
13/12/2015 - Vendor supplied information of fix in main codeline.
19/01/2016 - Release of vendor patch.
20/01/2016 - Release of Secunia Advisory SA63936.
20/01/2016 - Requested CVE information from the vendor.
21/01/2016 - Vendor replied with CVE information.
21/01/2016 - Update of Secunia Advisory SA63936.
08/03/2016 - Public disclosure of Research Advisory.

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6) Credits

Discovered by Dmitry Janushkevich, Secunia Research at Flexera
Software.

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7) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
the CVE-2016-0432 identifier for the vulnerability.

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8) About Secunia (now part of Flexera Software)

In September 2015, Secunia has been acquired by Flexera Software:

https://secunia.com/blog/435/

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9) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2016-4/

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