Vulnerability Note VU#589272
ADODB.Connection ActiveX control memory corruption vulnerability
The Execute() function of the ADODB.Connection ActiveX object contains an unspecified vulnerability. This may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to cause Internet Explorer to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.
Microsoft ADO (ActiveX Data Objects) are "... language-neutral object model that expose data raised by an underlying OLE DB Provider." The ADODB.Connection ActiveX control contains a vulnerability that can cause memory corruption in the application that is hosting the control, such as Internet Explorer.
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 WebBrowser control) to crash.
Apply an update
This issue is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-009. This Bulletin provides updated versions of MDAC, which include updated ADODB ActiveX controls.
Disabling ActiveX controls in the Internet Zone (or any zone used by an attacker) appears to prevent exploitation of this vulnerability. Instructions for disabling ActiveX in the Internet Zone can be found in the "Securing Your Web Browser" document and the Malicious Web Scripts FAQ.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||25 Oct 2006||13 Feb 2007|
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This vulnerability was publicly disclosed by YAG KOHHA.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-5559
- Date Public: 24 Oct 2006
- Date First Published: 27 Oct 2006
- Date Last Updated: 23 Feb 2007
- Severity Metric: 16.80
- Document Revision: 7
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