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Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer ActiveX Control Vulnerability

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Description


A vulnerability has been discovered in Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a race condition in the snapview.ocx ActiveX control when setting the "SnapshotPath" and "CompressedPath" properties. This can be exploited to automatically download files to arbitrary locations on a user's system when e.g. visiting a malicious website.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

NOTE: The vulnerability is currently being actively exploited.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported as a 0-day.

Original Advisory:
MS08-041 (KB955617):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-041.mspx

Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/955179.mspx
http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2008/07/07/snapshot-viewer-activex-control-vulnerability.aspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/956391.mspx

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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