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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-5559

Original release date: 10/27/2006
Last revised: 07/11/2011


The Execute method in the ADODB.Connection 2.7 and 2.8 ActiveX control objects (ADODB.Connection.2.7 and ADODB.Connection.2.8) in the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.5 SP3, 2.7 SP1, 2.8, and 2.8 SP1 does not properly track freed memory when the second argument is a BSTR, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (Internet Explorer crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via certain strings in the second and third arguments.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
Failed exploit attempts will likely result in an application level denial-of-service condition.

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External Source: OSVDB
Name: 31882
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0578
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2006/10/27/adodb-connection-poc-published.aspx
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 22452
Type: Advisory
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 2629
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA07-044A
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017127
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#589272
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://research.eeye.com/html/alerts/zeroday/20061027.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MS
Name: MS07-009
External Source: XF
Name: ie-adodbconnection-Code-Execution(29837)
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 20704
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:214
Type: Tool Signature

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:214
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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