01 March 2019

KLCERT-19-003: UltraVNC Buffer Underwrite

Timeline

Timeline

  • Kaspersky ICS CERT advisory published

    01 March 2019

  • Vendor advisory published

    March 2019

  • Vulnerability patched

    February 2019

  • Vulnerability reported

    January 2019

Description

UltraVNC revision 1198 has a buffer underflow vulnerability in VNC client code, which can potentially result code execution. This attack appear to be exploitable via network connectivity. This vulnerability has been fixed in revision 1199.

Exploitability

Remotely

Attack complexity

Low

User interaction

None

Impact

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Existence of exploit

Unknown

Affected products

UltraVNC before 1.2.2.3

Mitigation

Vendor mitigation

Update UltraVNC to revision 1199.

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Timeline

  • Kaspersky ICS CERT advisory published

    01 March 2019

  • Vendor advisory published

    March 2019

  • Vulnerability patched

    February 2019

  • Vulnerability reported

    January 2019