Fortinet Discovers Corel Presentations Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Corel Presentations 2020.
Corel Presentations is a commercial presentation program by Corel. It is akin to Microsoft Powerpoint and LibreOffice Impress. It can be a handy tool for creating effective and in-depth presentations. It includes a number of templates and different types of slide shows to help to lay out an end user's show properly. The templates include a set background, font, color and set up of the slide. These defaults can be changed within the slide show.
A memory corruption vulnerability has been discovered in Corel Presentations 2020. The vulnerability is caused by a crafted "PPT" file which causes an out-of-bounds memory access. It could allow malicious users to create code execution scenarios.
SolutionsFortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:
Released May 19, 2021
No solution has been provided by the vendor.
Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Corel on March 4, 2021.
Fortinet requested (First Notice) for an update on March 9, 2021.
Fortinet requested (Second Notice) for an update on March 22, 2021.
Fortinet requested (Third & Final Notice) for an update on April 5, 2021.
Corel responded and acknowledged receipt of vulnerability on April 12, 2021.
Fortinet requested for an update on May 12, 2021.
Fortinet requested for an update on May 21, 2021.
Fortinet requested for an update on July 15, 2021.
Fortinet notified the vendor with intent to Publish 0-Day Vulnerability Advisory and/or Blog on September 21, 2021.
Fortinet releases advisory on September 29, 2021.