Microsoft HeartbeatCtl ActiveX control buffer overflow

microsoft-heartbeatctl-bo (41940) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Microsoft HeartbeatCtl ActiveX control is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page that passes an overly long string to the Host parameter, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the victim or cause the victim's browser to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 7.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Workaround
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to MS07-069 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • MS07-069: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-069 - Critical.
  • BID-28882: Microsoft 'HeartbeatCtl' ActiveX Control Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-6255: Buffer overflow in the Microsoft HeartbeatCtl ActiveX control in HRTBEAT.OCX allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the Host argument to an unspecified method.
  • OSVDB ID: 44652: Microsoft HeartbeatCtl HRTBEAT.OCX ActiveX Unspecified Method Host Argument Overflow
  • US-CERT VU#570089: Microsoft HeartbeatCtl ActiveX control buffer overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft HeartbeatCtl ActiveX Control

Reported:

Apr 21, 2008

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