Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Visual Studio PDWizard.ocx ActiveX Control Code Execution (CVE-2007-4891)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2007-122
Date Published: 24 Oct 2007
Severity: High
Last Updated: 24 Oct 2007
Industry Reference:CVE-2007-4891
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Visual Studio is a software development product for computer programmers. It centers on an integrated development environment which lets programmers create standalone applications, web sites, web applications, and web services.The vulnerability is due to an error in the Microsoft Visual Basic PDWizard.ocx ActiveX Control that fails to properly handle user supplied data. To trigger this issue, an attacker may create a malicious web page that will exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the vulnerable ActiveX Control.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update.For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Visual Studio PDWizard.ocx ActiveX Control Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Visual Studio PDWizard.ocx ActiveX control code execution

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