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Taskpads ActiveX Control incorrectly marked safe-for-scripting

Vulnerability Note VU#28370

Original Release Date: 2002-05-23 | Last Revised: 2002-05-23

Overview

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

Description

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

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS99-007.asp

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

Impact

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

Solution

Apply a patch as described in the bulletin.

Vendor Information

28370
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Microsoft

Updated:  May 23, 2002

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

See http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS99-007.asp.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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CVSS Metrics

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Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

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
Severity Metric: 8.44
Date Public: 1999-02-22
Date First Published: 2002-05-23
Date Last Updated: 2002-05-23 18:21 UTC
Document Revision: 5

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