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InvokeRegWizard (regwizc.dll) ActiveX control has a buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#37556

Original Release Date: 2002-10-01 | Last Revised: 2002-10-01

Overview

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 and 5 ship with a series of activex controls to aid in its functionality. Regwiz.dll is an safe-for-scripting activex control that contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow.

Description

InvokeRegWizard (regwizc.dll) is a control that ships with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 and 5. Regwiz.dll is a safe-for-scripting activex control that contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow. The CLSID for this control is {50E5E3D1-C07E-11D0-B9FD-00A0249F6B00}.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary commands on the system when the victim views a malicious web page.

Solution

Apply the patch from Microsoft Security Bulletin MS99-37.

Vendor Information

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Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  September 30, 2002

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

Please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS99-37.

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CVSS Metrics

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References

Credit

Microsoft acknowledges Georgi Guninski, Shane Hird of Australia and Richard Smith of Phar Lap Software ( http://www.pharlap.com/ ) for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Shawn V Hernan and Jason Rafail.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 9.11
Date Public: 1999-09-10
Date First Published: 2002-10-01
Date Last Updated: 2002-10-01 15:06 UTC
Document Revision: 10

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