Ask.com Toolbar AskJeevesToolBar.SettingsPlugin.1 ActiveX (askBar.dll) ShortFormat Property Arbitrary Code Execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The AskJeevesToolBar.SettingsPlugin.1 ActiveX control, part of the
Ask Toolbar, is installed on the remote host. It reportedly contains
a buffer overflow that can be triggered with a long value for the
'ShortFormat' property. If a remote attacker can trick a user on the
affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, the issue
could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the affected host
subject to the user's privileges.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/480459/100/0/threaded

Solution :

Unknown at this time.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.0
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:W/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 31049 (ask_toolbar_activex_shortformat_overflow.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 25785

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5107

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