Microsoft Cryptographic API Component Object Model (CAPICOM) Certificates ActiveX control contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.
The Microsoft Cryptographic API Component Object Model (CAPICOM) Certificates ActiveX control provides a method of encrypting data using Windows CryptoAPI functionality. A vulnerability exists in the way that the CAPICOM.Certificates control validates input. By convincing a user to visit a malicious web site, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to gain control of the system, execute arbitrary code, or access the system with escalated privileges.
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This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-028. Microsoft credits Chris Ries of VigilantMinds Inc. for reporting the vulnerability to them.
This document was written by Katie Steiner.
|Date First Published:||2007-05-08|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-08-14 18:00 UTC|