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BE-2022-0005: DXF File Parsing Out-of-bounds Read Vulnerabilities in MicroStation and MicroStation-based applications

Bentley ID: BE-2022-0005
CVE ID: CVE-2022-28307, CVE-2022-28311
Severity: 3.3
Publication date: 2022-04-05
Revision date: 2022-04-05

MicroStation and MicroStation-based applications may be affected by out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities when opening maliciously crafted DXF files. Exploiting these vulnerabilities could lead to information disclosure.

The following vulnerabilities related to this advisory were discovered by TrendMicro ZDI: ZDI-CAN-16306 and ZDI-CAN-16341. Using an affected version of MicroStation or MicroStation-based application to open a DXF file containing maliciously crafted data can force an out-of-bounds read. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities within the parsing of DXF files could enable an attacker to read information in the context of the current process.

Affected Versions

Applications Affected Versions Mitigated Versions
MicroStation 10.16.02.* and prior versions 10.16.03.* and more recent
Bentley View 10.16.02.* and prior versions 10.16.03.* and more recent


Recommended Mitigations
Bentley recommends updating to the latest versions of MicroStation and MicroStation-based applications. As a general best practice, it is also recommended to only open DXF files coming from trusted sources.

Thanks to Mat Powell of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative for discovering these vulnerabilities.

Revision History

Date Description
2022-04-05 First version of this advisory