Vulnerability Note VU#40813

SetupCtl 1.0 Type Library contains a buffer overflow

Original Release date: 01 Oct 2002 | Last revised: 11 Oct 2002

Overview

SetupCtl 1.0 Type Library is a safe-for-scripting ActiveX control that contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow. This control ships with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 and 5.

Description

SetupCtl 1.0 Type Library is a safe-for-scripting ActiveX control that contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow. The INSTALLNOW routine fails to check the buffer size of the DistUnit variable. This control ships with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 and 5. The CLSID for this control is {F72A7B0E-0DD8-11D1-BD6E-00AA00B92AF1}.

Impact

An attacker may exploit the buffer overflow to execute arbitrary commands.

Solution

Apply the patch from Microsoft Security Bulletin MS99-37.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationAffected-30 Sep 2002
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

Thanks to Shane Hird for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail and Cory F. Cohen.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-1999-0702
  • Date Public: 10 Sep 99
  • Date First Published: 01 Oct 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 11 Oct 2002
  • Severity Metric: 17.62
  • Document Revision: 15

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