Date Discovered August 26, 2008
Description Ichitaro is prone to an unspecified remote code-execution vulnerability.
Attackers may exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code within the context of the vulnerable application. Failed attempts will result in a denial-of-service condition.
Ichitaro 2008 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights. To limit the impact of latent vulnerabilities, run the vulnerable application as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity. Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity such as unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.
Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources. Do not accept or open documents from unknown or untrusted individuals.
Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
Various memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable and randomly mapped memory segments) may hinder an attacker's ability to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.
The vendor is currently working on a solution for this issue.
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