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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   SwiftView Vendors:   SwiftView
SwiftView Buffer Overflow in ActiveX Control and Plug-in Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019287
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5602   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 31 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.3.4 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in SwiftView. 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 in the ActiveX control (svocx.ocx) and plug-in (npsview.dll) 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: 7DD62E58-5FA8-11D2-AFB7-00104B64F126

Will Dormann of the CERT/CC reported this vulnerability.

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 (8.3.5).

The SwiftView advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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