[NT] HP Mercury Quality Center ActiveX Control ProgColor Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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HP Mercury Quality Center ActiveX Control ProgColor Buffer Overflow


<http://www.mercury.com/us/products/quality-center/> Hewlett-Packard
Mercury Quality Center is "a web-based interface that allows managers to
automate software quality testing".

Remote exploitation of a buffer overflow vulnerability in an ActiveX
control installed by Hewlett-Packard Mercury Quality Center could allow
for the execution of arbitrary code.


Vulnerable Systems:
* Hewlett-Packard Mercury Quality Center version 9.0.
* The vulnerable ActiveX control is version

Hewlett-Packard Mercury Quality Center installs the following ActiveX
control which is registered as safe for scripting.

Progid: SPIDERLib.Loader
Clsid: 98C53984-8BF8-4D11-9B1C-C324FCA9CADE
File: C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\Spider90.ocx

This control contains an exploitable stack based buffer overflow in the
"ProgColor" property. By setting this property to an overly long value, a
buffer overflow will occur.

Exploitation of this vulnerability allows for the execution of arbitrary

The target ActiveX Control is part of the Mercury Quality Center web
application which runs on port 8080 by default. Any user which can
remotely log into the web application will have to install the vulnerable

Vendor Status:
Hewlett-Packard Mercury has addressed this vulnerability by releasing
patches. For more information consult
<http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00901872> HP Document ID c00901872.

Disclosure Timeline:
* 02/16/2007 - Initial vendor notification
* 02/16/2007 - Initial vendor response
* 04/02/2007 - Forced public disclosure


The information has been provided by iDefense.
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