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Attack: ACDSee Malicious XMB File

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects attempt to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability while processing crafted XMB Files in ACDSee application.

Additional Information

ACDSee products are applications designed to manage and edit digital photographs.

Multiple ACDSee applications are prone to a remote buffer-overflow vulnerability because they fail to perform adequate checks on user-supplied input. Specifically, this issue occurs when processing a malformed 'XMB' (X Bitmap) file.

Successful exploits may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the application. Failed attacks will cause denial-of-service conditions.


  • ACDSee Photo Editor 2008 build 286 and prior
  • ACDSee Photo Manager 8.1 build 99 and prior
  • ACDSee Photo Manager 9.0 build 108 and prior


Currently there are no vendor supplied patches. Please visit the vendor's website for further details.

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