The Trend Micro HouseCall ActiveX control contains a vulnerability that can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
The Trend Micro HouseCall ActiveX control (Housecall_ActiveX.dll) contains a "use-after-free" vulnerability. Using a web page containing a specially crafted call to notifyOnLoadNative(), an attacker can write to heap memory and potentially execute arbitrary code. Further details are available from Secunia.
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.
Install updated version of HouseCall ActiveX control
According to Trend Micro [Hot Fix] B1285, sites running HouseCall should "Request the HouseCall 6.6 Hot Fix Build 1285 file from Trend Micro Technical Support."
This vulnerability was reported by Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research.
This document was written by Art Manion.
|Date First Published:||2008-12-25|
|Date Last Updated:||2008-12-30 21:39 UTC|