The MDrmSap ActiveX control, which is provide with the SAP AG SAPgui software, contains a vulnerability that can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
SAPgui is a graphical user interface client for SAP software. One of the components provided by SAPgui is an ActiveX control called MDrmSap, which is provided by the file mdrmsap.dll. This ActiveX control was developed by Simba Technologies for use with the SAPgui product. The MDrmSap ActiveX control contains an unspecified flaw that causes Internet Explorer to crash in an exploitable manner when it attempts to instantiate the control.
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.
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This vulnerability is addressed in the patch provided by SAP Note 1142431 (login required).
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2008-11-07|
|Date Last Updated:||2009-04-13 17:19 UTC|