Vulnerability Note VU#28370

Taskpads ActiveX Control incorrectly marked safe-for-scripting

Original Release date: 23 May 2002 | Last revised: 23 May 2002


The taskpads ActiveX control included with some resource kit products circa February 1999 was incorrectly marked safe-for-scripting.


The taskpads ActiveX control included with the Microsoft Windows 98 resource kit, the Microsoft Windows 98 resource kit sampler, and the Back Office resource kit was incorrectly marked safe-for-scripting. For more information, see

The Class ID for this control is D306C3B7-2AD5-11D1-9E9A-00805F200005. This software is not installed by default on any system.


Intruders can execute arbitrary commands on a target system with the privileges of the victim.


Apply a patch as described in the bulletin.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
MicrosoftAffected-23 May 2002
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Our thanks to Microsoft for the information contained in their advisory , upon which this document is based. Adrian O'Neill discovered the problem.

This document was written by Shawn V Hernan.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-1999-0379
  • Date Public: 22 Feb 99
  • Date First Published: 23 May 2002
  • Date Last Updated: 23 May 2002
  • Severity Metric: 8.44
  • Document Revision: 5


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