Vulnerability Note VU#481212
McAfee Subscription Manager ActiveX control vulnerable to stack buffer overflow
The McAfee Subscription Manager ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.
ActiveX is a technology that allows programmers to create reusable software components that can be incorporated into applications to extend their functionality. Internet Explorer is a common Windows application that makes use of ActiveX controls.
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. The attacker could also cause Internet Explorer (or the program using the WebOC control) to crash.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|McAfee||Affected||-||15 Aug 2006|
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This vulnerability was reported by eEye, who in turn credit Karl Lynn
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3961
- Date Public: 07 Aug 2006
- Date First Published: 15 Aug 2006
- Date Last Updated: 03 Oct 2006
- Severity Metric: 19.74
- Document Revision: 4
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