BE-2022-0014: J2K File Parsing Out-of-bounds Read Vulnerabilities in MicroStation and MicroStation-based applications

Bentley ID: BE-2022-0014 CVE ID: CVE-2022-35901 Severity: 3.3 (low) CVSS v3.1: AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N Publication date: 13th July 2022 Revision date: 18th July 2022


MicroStation and MicroStation-based applications may be affected by out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities when opening maliciously crafted J2K files. Exploiting these vulnerabilities could lead to information disclosure.


Using an affected version of MicroStation or MicroStation-based application to open a J2K file containing maliciously crafted data can force an out-of-bounds read. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities within the parsing of J2K files could enable an attacker to read information in the context of the current process.

Affected Versions of Products

Product Affected Version Fixed Version
MicroStation 10.16.* and prior versions 10.17.0.* and more recent
Bentley View 10.16.* and prior version 10.17.0.* 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 J2K files coming from trusted sources.


Thanks to xina1i for discovering these vulnerabilities.

Revision History

Date Description
13th July 2022 First version of the advisory
18th July 2022 Adding CVE number