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Windows Common AVI Parsing Overflow Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6032

Heap-based buffer overflow in mscomct2.ocx (aka Windows Common ActiveX control or Microsoft Animation ActiveX control) in Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Visual Studio .NET 2002 SP1 and 2003 SP1 Visual FoxPro 8.0 SP1 and 9.0 SP1 and SP2 and Office Project 2003 SP3 and 2007 Gold and SP1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an AVI file with a crafted stream length which triggers an "allocation error" and memory corruption aka "Windows Common AVI Parsing Overflow Vulnerability."

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-4255
Product(s):
  • Microsoft Project 2007
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2003
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0