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Nuance OmniPage 16 Professional installs multiple vulnerable Microsoft runtime libraries
From: "Stefan Kanthak" <stefan.kanthak () nexgo de>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 16:29:29 +0200

Nuance Communications, Inc. offer on their german web page
<http://www.nuance.de/kostenlose-ocr-software-test/download.asp>
a trial version of OmniPage 16 Professional for download.

The installer OPPro16_TD.exe (a self-extracting RAR archive) was
published "Tue, 30 Jun 2009 14:38:28 GMT" (according to its HTTP
time stamp), unpacking reveals a BUILD.ID "OP-0861-035-7563.1134"
with time stamp "Tue, 17 Jun 2008 09:51:32".

After installation on a fully patched Windows XP with Service Pack 3
the following vulnerable Microsoft runtime libraries are found:

1. %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\GDIPLUS.DLL 5.1.3097 2001-06-15 21:00

   GDIPLUS.DLL has been patched several times since 2001, see
   <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-052.mspx>
   or <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954593/en-us> for the current
   version, 5.1.3102.5581 (XP SP3) or 5.1.3102.3352 (XP SP2).

   MALUS #1:
     since GDIPLUS.DLL is part of the OS in Windows XP and installed
     in its side-by-side cache a 3rd party vendor MUST NOT install a
     GDIPLUS.DLL into the system directory.
     See <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/835322/en-us> and
     <http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms995328.aspx>

   MALUS #2:
     the current version was available when the installer was published!


2. %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\CAPICOM.DLL 2.0.0.1 2003-10-28 12:24

   CAPICOM.DLL has been patched several times since 2003, see
   <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS07-028.mspx>
   or <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931906/en-us> for the current
   version, 2.1.0.2.

   MALUS #1:
     the installer is brain-dead, it overwrites a newer version of
     CAPICOM.DLL if this already exists in %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\!

   MALUS #2:
     the current version was available when the installer was built!

   MALUS #3:
     the installer does not detect a properly installed current
     version of CAPICOM.DLL in its default location
     "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft CAPICOM 2.1.0.2\Lib\X86\CAPICOM.DLL".

     Registration of the older library over the newer one creates a
     mess with the registered interfaces which will lead to arbitrary
     program errors in applications that use interfaces which had
     been registered by the newer CAPICOM.DLL when called after
     interfaces now registered by the older CAPICOM.DLL.


3. %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\MSXML4.DLL  40.10.9404.0 2002-04-02 02:52
   %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\MSXML4R.DLL 40.10.9404.0 2002-04-02 02:43

   This is MSXML 4 Service Pack 1, which has been updated several
   times since 2002, see
   <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-069.mspx>
   or <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954430/en-us> as well as
   <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973685/en-us> for the current
   version, MSXML 4 Service Pack 3.

   MALUS #1:
     the installer is brain-dead, it overwrites newer versions of
     MSXML4*.DLL if these already exist in %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\!

   MALUS #2:
     although the current version was not available when the installer
     was published, a newer version than included was available when
     the installer was built, see
     <http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3144B72B-B4F2-46DA-B4B6-C5D7485F2B42&displaylang=en>



Timeline:

2010-06-07  vendor informed per mail (multiple recipients)

2010-06-08  several automatic delivery receipts

2010-06-16  no human reply; 2nd try, vendor informed again

2010-06-17  human reply, promising to forward to responsible team

2010-06-26  no reaction; disclosure


Who cares about software engineering and the build process at Nuance?
Who cares about security of customer systems at Nuance?


Stefan Kanthak


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