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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0015

Original release date: 07/07/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Stack-based buffer overflow in the CComVariant::ReadFromStream function in the Active Template Library (ATL), as used in the MPEG2TuneRequest ActiveX control in msvidctl.dll in DirectShow, in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Vista Gold, SP1, and SP2, and Server 2008 Gold and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web page, as exploited in the wild in July 2009, aka "Microsoft Video ActiveX Control Vulnerability."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
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: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-223A
External Source: BID
Name: 35558
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-195A
External Source: MS
Name: MS09-032
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/972890.mspx
Type: Advisory
External Source: ISS
Name: 20090706 Multiple Microsoft Video Control ActiveX Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
External Source: MS
Name: MS09-037
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-187A
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7436
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/srd/archive/2009/08/11/ms09-037-why-we-are-using-cve-s-already-used-in-ms09-035.aspx
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-2232
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6363
External Source: BID
Name: 35585
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 55651
External Source: MISC
Name: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=6733
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1022514
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.csis.dk/dk/nyheder/nyheder.asp?tekstID=799
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6333
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#180513

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6333
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6363
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7436
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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