A security researcher is warning of a serious vulnerability in popular translation software that's used by leading corporations, universities and governments.

"Dillon Beresford said a stack overflow vulnerability in a component of NJStar Communicator, a language translation application, could be used to take control of systems running the software, putting leading corporations including Google, Siemens, Goldman Sachs and the FBI at risk of attack," writes Threatpost's Paul Roberts.

"A Metasploit module containing exploit code for the vulnerability in the MiniSMTP (simple mail transfer protocol) server component of NJStar's Communicator Version 3 has been posted on exploit-db.com," Roberts writes.

Go to "Researchers Warns Of Exploitable Hole In Chinese Translation Software NJStar" to read the details.

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