Vulnerability Note VU#361968
Microsoft XML Core Services XMLDOM substringData() buffer overflow
Microsoft XML Core Services contains an unspecified memory corruption vulnerability, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) allow developers who use JScript, Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript), and Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 to create XML-based applications. MSXML includes several ActiveX controls to allow XML support in Internet Explorer and other applications.
The MSXML XMLDOM object contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in the substringData() method.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page or an HTML email message or attachment), an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||14 Aug 2007|
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Thanks to Microsft for reporting this vulnerability, who in turn credit anonymous researchers working with Verisign iDefense VCP and Zero Day Initiative.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2223
- Date Public: 14 Aug 2007
- Date First Published: 14 Aug 2007
- Date Last Updated: 15 Aug 2007
- Severity Metric: 24.10
- Document Revision: 8
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