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BE-2022-0018: XMT File Parsing Out-of-bounds and Stack Overflow vulnerabilities in MicroStation and MicroStation-based applications

Bentley ID: BE-2022-0018
CVE ID: CVE-2022-42901
Severity: 7.8
Publication date: 2022-10-12
Revision date: 2022-10-12

MicroStation and MicroStation-based applications may be affected by out-of-bounds and stack overflow vulnerabilities when opening maliciously crafted XMT files. Exploiting these vulnerabilities could lead to information disclosure and code execution.

Using an affected version of MicroStation or MicroStation-based application to open a XMT file containing maliciously crafted data can force an out-of-bounds read or write and can force the execution of arbitrary code. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities within the parsing of XMT files could enable an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current process.

Affected Versions

Applications Affected Versions Mitigated Versions
MicroStation 10.17.0.* and prior versions* and more recent
Bentley View 10.17.0.* and prior versions 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 XMT files coming from trusted sources.

Thanks to xina1i for discovering these vulnerabilities.

Revision History

Date Description
2022-10-12 First version of this advisory
2022-10-13 Adding CVE number

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