The Gateway CWebLaunchCtl ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable sytem.
The Gateway Computers CWebLaunchCtlActiveX control, which is provided by weblaunch.ocx and weblaunch2.ocx, contains a buffer overflow in the DoWebLaunch() method.
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 the web browser to crash.
We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem. Please consider the following workarounds
Disable the CWebLaunchCtl ActiveX control in Internet Explorer
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC. It was also independently discovered and publicly disclosed by Elazar Broad.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2008-01-08|
|Date Last Updated:||2009-04-13 17:18 UTC|