Common Vulnerability Exposure BE-2022-0007

BE-2022-0007: JP2 File Parsing Out-of-bounds Write in MicroStation and MicroStation-based applications

Bentley ID: BE-2022-0007
CVE ID: CVE-2022-28300
Severity: 7.8 (High)
Publication date: 5th April 2022
Revision date:  5th April 2022


MicroStation and MicroStation-based applications may be affected by an out-of-bounds write vulnerability when opening maliciously crafted JP2 files. Exploiting these vulnerabilities could lead to code execution.


The following vulnerabilities related to this advisory were discovered by TrendMicro ZDI: ZDI-CAN-16202

Using an affected version of MicroStation or MicroStation-based application to open a JP2 file containing maliciously crafted data can force an out-of-bounds write. Exploitation of this vulnerability within the parsing of JP2 files could enable an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current process. 

Affected Versions

ApplicationsAffected VersionsMitigated Versions
MicroStation10.16.02.* and prior version10.16.03.* and more recent
Bentley View10.16.02.* and prior version10.16.03.* 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 JP2 files coming from trusted sources.


Thanks to Anonymous working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative for finding this vulnerability.

Revision History

5th April 2022First version of the advisory