Microsoft Windows MSCOMCTL.OCX ActiveX control code execution

ms-activex-control-code-execution (74372) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Microsoft Windows Common Controls ActiveX control (MSCOMCTL.OCX) could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page that passes an overly long string argument, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the victim.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 7.7
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-027. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Protection Alert: Microsoft Windows ActiveX Control Code Execution.
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-027: Vulnerability in MSCOMCTL.OCX Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2664258).
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-060: Vulnerability in Windows Common Controls Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2720573).
  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [04-25-2012]: MS12-027 MSCOMCTL ActiveX Buffer Overflow.
  • BID-52911: Microsoft Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-0158: The (1) ListView, (2) ListView2, (3) TreeView, and (4) TreeView2 ActiveX controls in MSCOMCTL.OCX in the Common Controls in Microsoft Office 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2 and SP3, and 2010 Gold and SP1; Office 2003 Web Components SP3; SQL Server 2000 SP4, 2005 SP4, and 2008 SP2, SP3, and R2; BizTalk Server 2002 SP1; Commerce Server 2002 SP4, 2007 SP2, and 2009 Gold and R2; Visual FoxPro 8.0 SP1 and 9.0 SP2; and Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted (a) web site, (b) Office document, or (c) .rtf file that triggers system state corruption, as exploited in the wild in April 2012, aka MSCOMCTL.OCX RCE Vulnerability.
  • SA48786: Microsoft Windows Common Control Library ActiveX Control Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002 SP1
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 SP2
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 R2
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2009
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Office 2007 SP2
  • Microsoft Office 2007 SP3
  • Microsoft Office 2010 x32
  • Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 x32
  • Microsoft Office Web Components 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP4
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4 Itanium
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4 x64
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4 x32
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP4 Express with Advanced Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2 Itanium
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3 Itanium
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3 x32
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2 x32
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2 x64
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 x64
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Itanium
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 x32
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2000 SP4
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2

Reported:

Apr 10, 2012

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