BE-2022-0003: 3DS File Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Read in MicroStation and MicroStation-based applications

Bentley ID: BE-2022-0003
CVE ID: CVE-2022-28308, CVE-2022-28309, CVE-2022-28312, CVE-2022-28313
Severity: 3.3 (low)
Publication date: 5th April 2022
Revision date:  5th April 2022



MicroStation and MicroStation-based applications may be affected by out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities when opening maliciously crafted 3DS files. Exploiting these vulnerabilities might lead to information disclosure.


The following vulnerabilities related to this advisory were discovered by TrendMicro ZDI: ZDI-CAN-16307, ZDI-CAN-16308, ZDI-CAN-16342 and ZDI-CAN-16343

Using an affected version of MicroStation or MicroStation-based application to open a 3DS file containing maliciously crafted data can force an out-of-bounds read. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities within the parsing of 3DS files could enable information disclosure in the context of the current process. 


Affected Versions:

Applications Affected Versions Mitigated Versions
MicroStation 10.16.02.* and prior version 10.16.03.* and more recent
Bentley View 10.16.02.* and prior version 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 3DS files coming from trusted sources.


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

Revision History

Date Description
5th April 2022 First version of the advisory