Macrovision / InstallShield InstallFromTheWeb contains multiple buffer overflows, which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
InstallShield InstallFromTheWeb is a web-based software installation product for Microsoft Windows systems. InstallFromTheWeb is available as an ActiveX control for Internet Explorer and also as a Netscape-style plug-in for other web browsers. The ActiveX control is provided by the file iftw.dll, and the plug-in is provided by the file npiftw32.dll. InstallFromTheWeb contains multiple buffer overflows.
Note that InstallShield has been acquired by Macrovision. The InstallFromTheWeb product is no longer supported by Macrovision.
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 the web browser to crash.
We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of CERT/CC
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2007-02-22|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-02-23 12:37 UTC|