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Microsoft Windows ListBox and ComboBox controls vulnerable to buffer overflow when supplied crafted Windows message

Vulnerability Note VU#967668

Original Release Date: 2003-10-16 | Last Revised: 2003-10-22

Overview

There is a buffer overflow in a function called by the Microsoft Windows ListBox and ComboBox controls that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with privileges of the process hosting the controls.

Description

Processes that run on Windows use messages in order to interact with the system and other processes. There is a buffer overflow in a function called by the Microsoft Windows ListBox and ComboBox controls. The function fails to properly validate the parameters that are sent from a crafted Windows Message. This could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with privileges of the process hosting the controls.

Impact

A local attacker can execute arbitrary code with privileges of the process hosting the controls, potentially gaining elevated privileges.

Solution

Apply a patch as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-045.

Vendor Information

967668
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  October 16, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

See Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-045.

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CVSS Metrics

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References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Microsoft for reporting this vulnerability. Microsoft has credited Brett Moore for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Damon Morda based on information contained in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-045

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2003-0659
Severity Metric: 14.43
Date Public: 2003-10-15
Date First Published: 2003-10-16
Date Last Updated: 2003-10-22 13:35 UTC
Document Revision: 18

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