Vulnerability Note VU#394444
Microsoft Hyperlink Object Library stack buffer overflow
The Microsoft Windows system library for handling hyperlinks contains a buffer overflow. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Microsoft Hyperlink Object Library (HLINK.DLL)
The Hyperlink Object Library provides interfaces for handling hyperlinks. More information is available in the Microsoft Hyperlinks Guide.
There is a stack-based buffer overflow in the Microsoft Hyperlink Object Library. The overflow may be triggered by clicking a specially crafted hyperlink. Note that any program that links to the HLINK.DLL library may be vulnerable, including Microsoft Office applications.
Exploit code for this vulnerability is publicly available.
By convincing a user to access a specially crafted hyperlink, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the attacked user. If the user is logged in with administrative privileges, the attacker could take complete control of a vulnerable system.
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Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||21 Jun 2006||22 Aug 2006|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by kcope.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3086
- Date Public: 18 Jun 2006
- Date First Published: 21 Jun 2006
- Date Last Updated: 22 Aug 2006
- Severity Metric: 37.50
- Document Revision: 59
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