[NT] PowerArchiver DZIPS32.DLL Buffer Overflow

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PowerArchiver DZIPS32.DLL Buffer Overflow


<http://www.powerarchiver.com/pacl/> PACL is "an advanced command line
archiving utility for Windows console environments. It fully supports a
variety of the most popular compressed file formats, including: ZIP, CAB,
JAR, TAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2, yENC, Base64, CAB SFX and many others. PACL
also includes 5 different encryption methods". A vulnerability has been
found in PowerArchiver. When exploited, the vulnerability allows execution
of arbitrary code when the user adds a file to a malicious ZIP archive.


Vulnerable Systems:
* PowerArchiver version 9.62.03

Immune Systems:
* PowerArchiver version 9.63

This advisory discloses a buffer overflow vulnerability in PowerArchiver.
The stack-based buffer overflow occurs when PowerArchiver is attempting to
add a file to a ZIP archive that contains a file with an overly long
filename. It is possible to exploit the buffer overflow to execute
arbitrary code.

In order to exploit this vulnerability successfully, the user must be
convinced to open a malicious ZIP archive and to add a file to the

The buffer overflow occurs in DZIPS32.DLL (version that is
distributed with PowerArchiver.

The buffer overflow occurs in a function that resembles the following in

func_20009B20(arg_0, arg_4, arg_8)
DWORD var1;
DWORD var2;
DWORD var3;
DWORD var4;
DWORD var5;
DWORD var6;
DWORD var7;
DWORD var8;
DWORD var9;
DWORD var10;
DWORD var11;
DWORD nNumberOfBytesToWrite;
DWORD bytesWritten;
char buffer[0x800]; // 2048 bytes

var1 = 0;
var2 = 0;
var3 = 0;
var9 = 0;
var11 = 0;

// Both cases will cause buffer overflow in "buffer"
// when filename of compressed file is > 2048 bytes

if(arg_8->someFlag == 0)
CharToOemA(arg_0->NameOfCompressedFile, buffer);
lstrcpyA(buffer, arg_0->NameOfCompressedFile);

Disclosure Timeline:
2006-07-08 - Vulnerability Discovered.
2006-07-17 - Initial Vendor Notification.
2006-07-25 - Vendor Released Fixed Version.
2006-07-25 - Public Release.


The information has been provided by <mailto:chewkeong@xxxxxxx> Tan Chew
The original article can be found at: <http://vuln.sg/powarc962-en.html>


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