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Attack: ERDAS ER Viewer CVE-2013-3482

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 attempts to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in ERDAS ER Viewer which could result in remote code execution.

Additional Information

ERDAS ER Viewer is a simple utility that allows users to open and view raster GIS images.

ERDAS ER Viewer is prone to a stack-based buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to properly bounds-check user-supplied input before copying it to an insufficiently sized memory buffer. Specifically, the issue affects the 'rf_report_error()' function. An attacker can exploit this issue through a specially crafted ERS file.

Successfully exploiting this issue may allow attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the vulnerable application. Failed exploit attempts likely result in denial-of-service conditions.


  • ERDAS ER Viewer is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.
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