SetupCtl 1.0 Type Library contains a buffer overflow

2002-10-01T00:00:00
ID VU:40813
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2002-10-11T19:06:00

Description

Overview

SetupCtl 1.0 Type Library is a safe-for-scripting ActiveX control that contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow. This control ships with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 and 5.

Description

SetupCtl 1.0 Type Library is a safe-for-scripting ActiveX control that contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow. The INSTALLNOW routine fails to check the buffer size of the DistUnit variable. This control ships with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 and 5. The CLSID for this control is {F72A7B0E-0DD8-11D1-BD6E-00AA00B92AF1}.


Impact

An attacker may exploit the buffer overflow to execute arbitrary commands.


Solution

Apply the patch from Microsoft Security Bulletin MS99-37.


Vendor Information

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Updated: September 30, 2002

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 the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS99-37.

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CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
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Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | | N/A

References

  • <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/Security/Bulletin/MS99-037.asp>
  • <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/fq99-037.asp>

Credit

Thanks to Shane Hird for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail and Cory F. Cohen.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-1999-0702
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Severity Metric:** | 17.62
Date Public:
| 1999-09-10
Date First Published: | 2002-10-01
Date Last Updated: | 2002-10-11 19:06 UTC
Document Revision: | 15