IBM SPSS SamplePower Vsflex8l ActiveX control buffer overflow

spss-samplepower-vsflex81-bo (80561) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


IBM SPSS SamplePower is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the Vsflex8l ActiveX control. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.


Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


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Refer to IBM Security Bulletin 1635515 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • IBM Security Bulletin 1635515: IBM SPSS SamplePower vsflex7l ActiveX control vulnerability (CVE-2012-5947).
  • ZDI-13-099: IBM SPSS SamplePower Vsflex8l.ocx ActiveX ComboList/ColComboList Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • BID-59557: IBM SPSS SamplePower 'Vsflex8l' ActiveX Control CVE-2012-5945 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-5945: Multiple buffer overflows in the Vsflex8l ActiveX control in IBM SPSS SamplePower 3.0 before FP1 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long (1) ComboList or (2) ColComboList property value.
  • SA53234: IBM SPSS SamplePower ActiveX Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM SPSS SamplePower 3.0


Apr 26, 2013

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