IBM SPSS ActiveX code execution

ibm-spss-cve20140895-code-exec (91314) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


An IBM SPSS SamplePower ActiveX control (vsflex8l) 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 to the insecure ComboList Property, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the victim.


Base Score: 7.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 5.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Refer to IBM Security Bulletin 1666790 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • IBM Security Bulletin 1666790: IBM SPSS SamplePower vsflex8l ActiveX Control ComboList Property Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0895).
  • CVE-2014-0895: Buffer overflow in the vsflex8l ActiveX control in IBM SPSS SamplePower 3.0.1 before FP1 3.0.1-IM-S3SAMPC-WIN32-FP001-IF02 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted ComboList property value.
  • SA57390: IBM SPSS SamplePower vsflex8l ActiveX Control ComboList Property Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM SPSS SamplePower 3.0.1


Mar 07, 2014

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