Lexmark Security Advisory:
| Revision:|| 1.1|
| Last update: || 18 August 2016|
| Public Release Date:|| 22 August 2016|
Three separate vulnerabilities have been found in Lexmark Perceptive Document Filters that can potentially result in the arbitrary code execution.
An exploitable heap overflow vulnerability exists in the Compound Binary Format (CBFF) parser functionality of the Lexmark Perceptive Document Filters Library. An authenticated but malicious User can create a crafted CBFF file to trigger this vulnerability and can cause arbitrary code execution.
An exploitable out of bounds write vulnerability exists in the Bzip2 parsing of the Perceptive Document Filters conversion functionality. An authenticated but malicious User can create a crafted Bzip2 document to trigger the vulnerability and can lead to a stack based buffer overflow causing an out of bounds write which under the right circumstance could potentially be leveraged to cause arbitrary code execution.
An exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the XLS parsing of the Perceptive Document Filters conversion functionality. An authenticated but malicious User can create a crafted XLS document to trigger the vulnerability and can lead to a stack based buffer overflow resulting in arbitrary code execution.
CVSSv3 Scores: CVE-2016-5646: 7.8 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H) CVE-2016-4336: 7.3 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L) CVE-2016-4335: 10.0 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
CVSSv3 scores are calculated in accordance with CVSS version 3.0 (https://www.first.org/cvss/user-guide)
The vulnerabilities can lead to the execution of arbitrary or potentially malicious code on systems running the affected products.
|Lexmark Product ||Affected Releases||Fixed Releases|
| Perceptive Document Filters|| 11.3 and previous||11.3 Build 2228 released 8/8/2016|
| File Conversion Component|| 1.5.3 and previous||1.5.4 released 8/15/2016|
| Perceptive Experience Content Apps (File Conversion Service)|| 3.0.1 and previous||patch available by 8/31/2016|
|Perceptive Intelligent Capture|| 5.6 and 5.7||patch available by ~8/31/2016|
Lexmark recommends the following actions:
Perceptive document filters: Apply patch as described in the patch release documentation.
File Conversion Component: Apply patch as described in the patch release documentation.
Perceptive Experience Content Apps (File Conversion Service) Specific file types can be prevented from being rendered by the Perceptive Experience interface, thus avoiding the use of the File conversion Service contained in the app, by adding the vulnerable file types to the "norenditionfiletypes" property in the config.json file. (file types: .xls, .cbff, .BZip2)
See: Perceptive Experience Content Apps (Installation and Setup Guide) page 11 and 12. Located at: docs.lexmark.com/Experience/en_US/x.x/CA/Print/Perceptive_Experience_Content_Apps_Installation_Guide_x.x.pdf
Apply patch as described in the patch release documentation, when available, and reverse the config.json property settings.
Perceptive Intelligent Capture: Two workarounds are available for Perceptive Intelligent Capture:
Disable CI Document (Coded Information) type in the Perceptive Intelligent Capture Runtime Service Properties.
See: Perceptive Intelligent Capture Runtime Server documentation. Located at:
Install the File Server Resource Manager on the Windows Server where the incoming directory is located and configure a File Screen that blocks the copying of the vulnerable file types into the inbound directory configured for Perceptive Intelligent Capture.
Apply patch as described in the patch release documentation, when available, and reverse workaround.
Exploitation and Public Announcements
Lexmark is not aware of any malicious use against Lexmark products of the vulnerabilities described in this advisory. The vulnerabilities, identified by Talos, are publically described at: http://www.talosintelligence.com
Status of this Notice:
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This advisory is posted on Lexmark’s web site at http://support.lexmark.com/alerts. Future updates to this document will be on Lexmark’s web site at the same location.
|1.0||17 – August 2016||Initial Draft|
|1.1||18 – August 2016||Grammar changes and Citation|
LEGACY ID: TE811