Vulnerability Note VU#866305
Microsoft Cryptographic API Component Object Model Certificates ActiveX control contains a remote code execution vulnerability
Microsoft Cryptographic API Component Object Model (CAPICOM) Certificates ActiveX control contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.
The Microsoft Cryptographic API Component Object Model (CAPICOM) Certificates ActiveX control provides a method of encrypting data using Windows CryptoAPI functionality. A vulnerability exists in the way that the CAPICOM.Certificates control validates input. By convincing a user to visit a malicious web site, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to gain control of the system, execute arbitrary code, or access the system with escalated privileges.
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Microsoft has releases several additional workarounds to mitigate this issue. Please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-028 for further details.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||08 May 2007|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-028. Microsoft credits Chris Ries of VigilantMinds Inc. for reporting the vulnerability to them.
This document was written by Katie Steiner.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2007-0940
- Date Public: 08 May 2007
- Date First Published: 08 May 2007
- Date Last Updated: 14 Aug 2007
- Severity Metric: 3.09
- Document Revision: 17
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