Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer DLL Preloading Vulnerability

Summary

Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a DLL preloading vulnerability in SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer.

SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer (VEV) is a free 3D visualization viewer for Windows. VEV allows collaboration, analytics, as well as assembly and maintenance work instructions to be delivered in interactive real-time 3D. VEV can run Standalone, in HTML, in MS Office, and or embedded in a variety of SAP Solutions.

SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Viewer is susceptible to a DLL preloading vulnerability. The issue occurs when the application looks to load a DLL for execution and an attacker provides a malicious DLL to use instead. The application generally follows a specific search path to locate the DLL. The vulnerability can be exploited by a simple file write (or potentially an over-write) which results in a foreign DLL running under the context of the application.

Solutions

Users should apply the solution provided by SAP.

Additional Information

Fortinet reported the vulnerability to SAP on June 6, 2017.

SAP patched the vulnerability on November 14, 2017.


Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was discovered by Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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