Microsoft Visual Basic Enterprise Edition vb6stkit.dll buffer overflow

visualbasic-vb6skit-bo (43180) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Microsoft Visual Basic Enterprise Edition is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the vb6stkit.dll module. By persuading a victim to open a malicious visual basic form that passes an overly long string to the lpstrLinkPath parameter, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the victim or cause a denial of service.

*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: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • Microsoft Support Web site: Visual Basic 6.0 Solution Center.
  • BID-29792: Microsoft Visual Basic Enterprise Edition 6 'vb6skit.dll' Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-2959: Buffer overflow in a certain ActiveX control (vb6skit.dll) in Microsoft Visual Basic Enterprise Edition 6.0 SP6 might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long lpstrLinkPath argument to the fCreateShellLink function.
  • OSVDB ID: 46827: Microsoft Visual Basic ActiveX (vb6skit.dll) fCreateShellLink Function Crafted lpstrLinkPath Argument Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 SP6 Enterprise

Reported:

Jun 18, 2008

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