Advisory Details

May 29th, 2013

IBM SPSS SamplePower C1sizer.ocx ActiveX TabCaption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-100
ZDI-CAN-1545

CVE ID CVE-2012-5946
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS IBM
AFFECTED PRODUCTS SPSS
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12937. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of IBM SPSS SamplePower. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the C1sizer.ocx ActiveX Control. This component performs insufficient bounds checking on user-supplied data on the TabCaption property which results in memory corruption. An attacker can leverage this situation to execute code under the context of the user running the browser.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21635476
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2012-11-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2013-05-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Alexander Gavrun
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