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ATL Uninitialized Object Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6289

The Active Template Library (ATL) in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1 Visual Studio 2005 SP1 and 2008 Gold and Visual C++ 2005 SP1 and 2008 Gold and SP1; and Windows 2000 SP4 XP SP2 and SP3 Server 2003 SP2 Vista Gold SP1 and SP2 and Server 2008 Gold and SP2; does not prevent VariantClear calls on an uninitialized VARIANT which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed stream to an ATL (1) component or (2) control related to ATL headers and error handling aka "ATL Uninitialized Object Vulnerability."

Family:
windows
Status:
DEPRECATED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-0901
Product(s):
  • Microsoft Outlook Express
  • DHTML Editing Component ActiveX Control
  • Windows ATL Component
  • Windows Media Player