[NT] HP Mercury Quality Center ActiveX Control ProgColor Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
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- Date: 4 Apr 2007 16:34:53 +0200
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HP Mercury Quality Center ActiveX Control ProgColor Buffer Overflow
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.
* Hewlett-Packard Mercury Quality Center version 9.0.
* The vulnerable ActiveX control is version 188.8.131.5253.
Hewlett-Packard Mercury Quality Center installs the following ActiveX
control which is registered as safe for scripting.
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
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.
* 02/16/2007 - Initial vendor notification
* 02/16/2007 - Initial vendor response
* 04/02/2007 - Forced public disclosure
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