Secunia CSI7
Advisories
Research
Forums
Create Profile
Our Commitment
About the Team
Disclosure Policy
SVCRP

Secunia Research: ComponentOne SizerOne ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow

====================================================================== 

                     Secunia Research 07/01/2009

      - ComponentOne SizerOne ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow -

====================================================================== 
Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

====================================================================== 
1) Affected Software 

* ComponentOne SizerOne 8.0.20081.140

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

====================================================================== 
2) Severity 

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System compromise
Where:  Remote

====================================================================== 
3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"ComponentOne SizerOne 8.0 is a four-in-one tool that includes two 
resizing controls to easily handle both simple and complex sizing. The
tabbing control enables you to quickly create notebook-style and 
Microsoft Outlook-style tabs. And with the parsing control, you can 
automatically slice and dice strings."

Product Link:
http://www.componentone.com/SuperProducts/SizerOne/

====================================================================== 
4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in ComponentOne 
SizerOne, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially 
compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused by a boundary error in the included Tab 
ActiveX control (c1sizer.ocx) when copying tab captions. This can be 
exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow by e.g. adding tabs 
with overly long captions via the "AddTab()" method.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

====================================================================== 
5) Solution 

Update to version 8.0.20081.142 of the ActiveX control.

====================================================================== 
6) Time Table 

13/11/2008 - Vendor notified.
19/11/2008 - Vendor response.
25/11/2008 - Vendor informs that vulnerability has been fixed and 
             offers to provide test version.
26/11/2008 - Copy of fixed test version requested.
01/12/2008 - Test version provided by the vendor.
02/12/2008 - Vendor informed that patch fixes vulnerability nicely.
02/12/2008 - Vendor informs that fix will be available within a week.
05/01/2008 - Status update requested.
05/01/2008 - Vendor informs that fix has been made available.
07/01/2009 - Public disclosure.

====================================================================== 
7) Credits 

Discovered by Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.

====================================================================== 
8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2008-4827 for the vulnerability.

====================================================================== 
9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://secunia.com/advisories/business_solutions/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private 
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/advisories/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the 
security and reliability of software in general:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/corporate/jobs/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/advisories/mailing_lists/

====================================================================== 
10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-52/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

======================================================================


 Products Solutions Customers Partner Resources Company
 
 Corporate
Vulnerability Intelligence Manager (VIM)
Corporate Software Inspector (CSI)
Consumer
Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
Online Software Inspector (OSI)
 Industry
Compliance
Technology
Integration
 Customers
Testimonials
 VARS
MSSP
Technology Partners
References
 Reports
Webinars
Events
 About us
Careers
Memberships
Newsroom


 
© 2002-2014 Secunia ApS - Rued Langgaards Vej 8, 4th floor, DK-2300 Copenhagen, Denmark - +45 7020 5144
Terms & Conditions and Copyright - Privacy - Report Vulnerability - Disclaimer