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SetupCtl 1.0 Type Library contains a buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#40813

Original Release Date: 2002-10-01 | Last Revised: 2002-10-11

Overview

SetupCtl 1.0 Type Library is a safe-for-scripting ActiveX control that contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow. This control ships with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 and 5.

Description

SetupCtl 1.0 Type Library is a safe-for-scripting ActiveX control that contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow. The INSTALLNOW routine fails to check the buffer size of the DistUnit variable. This control ships with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 and 5. The CLSID for this control is {F72A7B0E-0DD8-11D1-BD6E-00AA00B92AF1}.

Impact

An attacker may exploit the buffer overflow to execute arbitrary commands.

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 the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS99-37.

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References

Credit

Thanks to Shane Hird for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail and Cory F. Cohen.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-1999-0702
Severity Metric: 17.62
Date Public: 1999-09-10
Date First Published: 2002-10-01
Date Last Updated: 2002-10-11 19:06 UTC
Document Revision: 15

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