MS08-023: Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (948881)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by
multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

Description :

The remote host contains the hxvz.dll ActiveX control.

The version of this control installed on the remote host reportedly
contains multiple stack-based buffer overflows. If an attacker can
trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted
web page, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on
the host subject to the user's privileges.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS08-023

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003,
Vista and 2008.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 31796 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28606

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1086