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[Full-Disclosure] XDICT Buffer OverRun Vulnerability,funny :-)
From: Sowhat . (smaillistgmail.com)
Date: Sun Oct 31 2004 - 23:58:36 CST
XDICT Buffer OverRun Vulnerability
XDICT is a very popular translation Software(CHINESE <==>ENGLISH) of
CHINA.It is very Useful and Powerful :-)
More information: www.kingsoft.com
When you open the function of "Screen Fecth"(Fetch the Word From
Screen),the XDICT will automatically trace your mouse activity and
return the Translation of the WORD(or SENTENCE) you are pointing to.
IF there is no corresponding translation founded ,then it will display
a message like "'JUSTFORTEST' was not founded" .
The XDICT will trace your mouse's activity and when you are pointing
to a WORD,the word will be copied to a Buffer,and then try to macth
its own Dictionary.
The problem is that they set a wrong Buffer here,and if you are
pointing to a string longer than 88 'A',the process xdict.exe will
encounter a Buffer Overrun,and the CPU usage will immediatly increase
to 100% . Bong ! the system will hang up. You must reboot it.
According to my friend's test,with WIN2K PRO+ XDICT 2005,the system
will not hang up.XDICT will firstly close the "Screen Fetch"
function,and quit itself when the string is longer.
open your notepad.exe ,type 88 'A' with no interruption
take the "Screen Fecth" ON,move your mouse ,when you are pointing to
this string ,the system will hangup.
A specially crafted string may let the attacker to execute arbitrary commands.
ReConfigure the "Screen Fecth" Mode to use "CTRL+MOUSE".
Anyway,dont point to a very long string before the pacth is available
2004.10.26 Vendor notice
2004.10.27 The vendor reply that this bug is submited to the TEST department
NO further reply
[ITS] Security Research Team
This is a little but phunny bug :-)
Thank to MiaoDeYu for his TEST,Thank to all the members of ITS
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