Kingsoft Writer vulnerable to buffer overflow


Kingsoft Writer contains a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Kingsoft Writer is a software to edit document files. Kingsoft Writer contains a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Yuji Ukai of Fourteenforty Research Institute, Inc. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 6.8 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Medium
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: Partial
Affected Products

  • Kingsoft Writer 2010 2007
  • Kingsoft Writer 2010 2010 version 2723 and earlier

Note that KINGSOFT Office for Android is not affected by this vulnerability.

When opening a specially crafted document, an arbitrary code may be executed.

[Update the software]
Update to the latest version according to the information provided by the developer.

According to the developer, users can update from Kingsoft Writer 2007 to Kingsoft Writer 2010 by the online update.
Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Buffer Errors(CWE-119) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2013-0710

  1. JVN : JVN#55924624
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2013-0710
Revision History

  • [2013/03/01]
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