The McAfee Subscription Manager ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.
ActiveX is a technology that allows programmers to create reusable software components that can be incorporated into applications to extend their functionality. Internet Explorer is a common Windows application that makes use of ActiveX controls.
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 WebOC control) to crash.
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This vulnerability was reported by eEye, who in turn credit Karl Lynn
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2006-08-15|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-10-03 13:52 UTC|