Vulnerability Note VU#967668

Microsoft Windows ListBox and ComboBox controls vulnerable to buffer overflow when supplied crafted Windows message

Original Release date: 16 Oct 2003 | Last revised: 22 Oct 2003

Overview

There is a buffer overflow in a function called by the Microsoft Windows ListBox and ComboBox controls that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with privileges of the process hosting the controls.

Description

Processes that run on Windows use messages in order to interact with the system and other processes. There is a buffer overflow in a function called by the Microsoft Windows ListBox and ComboBox controls. The function fails to properly validate the parameters that are sent from a crafted Windows Message. This could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with privileges of the process hosting the controls.

Impact

A local attacker can execute arbitrary code with privileges of the process hosting the controls, potentially gaining elevated privileges.

Solution

Apply a patch as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-045.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationAffected-16 Oct 2003
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References

Credit

Thanks to Microsoft for reporting this vulnerability. Microsoft has credited Brett Moore for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Damon Morda based on information contained in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-045.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2003-0659
  • Date Public: 15 Oct 2003
  • Date First Published: 16 Oct 2003
  • Date Last Updated: 22 Oct 2003
  • Severity Metric: 14.43
  • Document Revision: 18

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