Microsoft Visual Basic Enterprise Edition .dsr file buffer overflow

visualbasic-enterprise-dsr-bo (39773) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Microsoft Visual Basic Enterprise Edition is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by MSDE.dll when handling .dsr files. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .dsr file with an overly long ConnectionName or CommandName string and then opening the Object window and clicking on the ConnectionName or CommandName, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause a denial of service.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.6
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • Microsoft Visual Basic Web site: Visual Basic 6.0 Resource Center.
  • BID-27349: Microsoft Visual Basic Enterprise Edition 6 DSR File Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-0392: Multiple buffer overflows in Microsoft Visual Basic Enterprise Edition 6.0 SP6 allow user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a .dsr file with a long (1) ConnectionName or (2) CommandName line.
  • OSVDB ID: 40531: Microsoft Visual Basic DSR File Handling Remote Code Execution
  • SA28563: Microsoft Visual Basic ".dsr" File Handling Buffer Overflows
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019258: Microsoft Visual Basic '.dsr' File Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 SP6 Enterprise

Reported:

Jan 18, 2008

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