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Ask Toolbar ToolbarSettings ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow

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Release Date:  2007-09-25    Last Update:  2007-09-28    Views:  35,550

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Description


Joey Mengele has discovered a vulnerability in Ask Toolbar, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system


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Subject: Ask Toolbar ToolbarSettings ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow

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vpmigliore

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vpmigliore RE: Ask Toolbar ToolbarSettings ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow
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Last edited on 24th Oct, 2010 16:58
"Set the kill-bit for the affected ActiveX control."

-- And please offer some guidance as to how to go about doing that. I will try to do so if you tell me how. Thanks in advance!!
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ddmarshall RE: Ask Toolbar ToolbarSettings ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow
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Killbits are normally set by a Microsoft Update.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2008/02/06/...
http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2008/02/07/...
http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2008/02/08/...
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=htt...

You can determine the Class ID of the ActiveX by choosing the Manage Addons option in Internet Explorer Tools. Select the ActiveX in the list and then click 'more information'


The best thing to do is uninstall the toolbar following the instructions here
http://about.ask.com/apn/toolbar/docs/default/faq/...

If you need the Ask Toolbar, reinstall the current version.

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