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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   BlackBerry Application Web Loader Vendors:   Research In Motion Limited
BlackBerry Application Web Loader Buffer Overflow in ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021705
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021705
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0305   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 11 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in BlackBerry Application Web Loader. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The CLSID of the vulnerable control is: 4788DE08-3552-49EA-AC8C-233DA52523B9

eEye Digital Security reported this vulnerability via CERT/CC.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=KB16248

[Editor's note: Microsoft has issued a killbit for this control as part of MS08-070. See Microsoft's advisory at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/960715.mspx]

Vendor URL:  www.blackberry.com/btsc/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=KB16248 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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