The Microsoft DirectAnimation Path ActiveX control fails to properly validate input. This may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
The Microsoft DirectAnimation Path object is an ActiveX control that is used to move objects around the page. This ActiveX control fails to validate input to several of its methods, which can cause Internet Explorer or another host application to crash in an exploitable manner.
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.
Microsoft has released an update to address this issue. See Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-067 for more details.
Disable the DirectAnimation Path ActiveX control
This vulnerability was publicly reported by nop of XSec.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2006-09-15|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-11-14 21:17 UTC|