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Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer vulnerable to buffer overflow when validating parameters

Vulnerability Note VU#992132

Original Release Date: 2003-09-04 | Last Revised: 2003-09-04

Overview

A remotely exploitable vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer ActiveX control. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the local system with the privileges of the current user.

Description

According to Microsoft's Security Bulletin MS03-038, a buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the ActiveX control that is used to view Microsoft Access databases without having Microsoft Access installed. The buffer overflow occurs in the code that validates parameters for the Snapshot Viewer control. This vulnerability can be exploited via a malicious webpage, HTML-parsed email or any application that recognizes and launches ActiveX controls. A victim must visit a malicious site, or open a malicious message to be exploited. This control is not installed by default, but can be installed with Access, or as a stand-alone control.

Impact

Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the local system with the privileges of the current user.

Solution

Apply the patch from Microsoft's Security Bulletin MS03-038.

Vendor Information

992132
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  September 04, 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

Please see http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-038.asp.

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CVSS Metrics

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Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

Thanks to the Microsoft Security team for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2003-0665
Severity Metric: 16.88
Date Public: 2003-09-03
Date First Published: 2003-09-04
Date Last Updated: 2003-09-04 18:27 UTC
Document Revision: 3

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