Microsoft Visual Studio UserControl.Load code execution

visualstudio-usercontrol-code-execution (24116) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Microsoft Visual Studio could allow an attacker to create a malicious Visual Studio project that could be used to execute arbitrary code on a victim's system. An attacker could create a Visual Studio project containing malicious user-defined control, which would be called by the UserControl.Load function once the form containing the user-defined control is loaded. An attacker could use this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on a victim's system, if the attacker could persuade the victim to open the malicious Visual Studio project.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Fri Jan 13 2006 - 05:57:24 CST: Visual Studio Remote Code Execution.
  • BID-16225: Microsoft Visual Studio UserControl Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-0187: By design, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 automatically executes code in the Load event of a user-defined control (UserControl1_Load function), which allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code by tricking the user into opening a malicious Visual Studio project file.
  • OSVDB ID: 22332: Microsoft Visual Studio UserControl Load Event Code Execution
  • SA18409: Microsoft Visual Studio User Control Load Event Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Reported:

Jan 13, 2006

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