|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2008-234|
|Date Published:||18 Nov 2008|
|Last Updated:||6 Mar 2016|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||Microsoft Visual Studio is designed for building Windows based applications and Web solutions. A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Visual Studio. The vulnerability is due to a memory corruption error in the Visual Basic MaskedEdit ActiveX control when it fails to properly perform boundary checks on user-supplied input. To trigger this issue, an attacker may create a malicious web page that initiates the vulnerable COM Object. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.|
This protection will detect and block the vulnerable ActiveX Control.
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This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Visual Studio MaskedEdit ActiveX control buffer overflow (MS08-070)