Microsoft Internet Explorer registration wizard ActiveX buffer overflow
|ie-registration-wiz-bo (3311)||Medium Risk|
Microsoft Internet Explorer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the registration wizard (regwizc.dll) ActiveX control. The regwizc.dll ActiveX control is improperly marked 'Safe for Scripting'. An attacker can overflow the regwizc.dll ActiveX control and execute arbitrary commands on the visiting user's computer.
Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS99-037. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Fri, 24 Sep 1999 04:06:52 -0000: Several ActiveX Buffer Overruns.
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS99-037: Patch Available for 'ImportExportFavorites' Vulnerability.
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS99-037 FAQ: Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS99-037): Frequently Asked Questions.
- BID-671: Microsoft IE Registration Wizard Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-1999-1578: Buffer overflow in Registration Wizard ActiveX control (regwizc.dll, InvokeRegWizard) 188.8.131.52 for Internet Explorer 4.01 and 5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands.
- US-CERT VU#37556: InvokeRegWizard (regwizc.dll) ActiveX control has a buffer overflow
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
Sep 27, 1999
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