Siemens Simcenter Femap NEU File Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Siemens Simcenter Femap. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the parsing of NEU files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a write past the end of an allocated data structure.

An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process.

Siemens has issued an update to correct this vulnerability.

More details can be found at:
https://cert-portal.siemens.com/productcert/pdf/ssa-162616.pdf

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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