The Execute() function of the ADODB.Connection ActiveX object contains an unspecified vulnerability. This may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to cause Internet Explorer to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.
Microsoft ADO (ActiveX Data Objects) are "... language-neutral object model that expose data raised by an underlying OLE DB Provider." The ADODB.Connection ActiveX control contains a vulnerability that can cause memory corruption in the application that is hosting the control, such as Internet Explorer.
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.
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This issue is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-009. This Bulletin provides updated versions of MDAC, which include updated ADODB ActiveX controls.
This vulnerability was publicly disclosed by YAG KOHHA.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2006-10-27|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-02-23 12:46 UTC|