ZDI-12-019 : IBM SPSS mraboutb.dll ActiveX Control SetLicenseInfoEx Method Remote Code Execution Vulnerability



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ZDI-12-019 : IBM SPSS mraboutb.dll ActiveX Control SetLicenseInfoEx
Method Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-019
January 30, 2012

- -- CVE ID:
CVE-2012-0188

- -- CVSS:
7.5, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

- -- Affected Vendors:

IBM



- -- Affected Products:

IBM SPSS



- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11970.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

http://www.tippingpoint.com

- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of IBM SPSS. User interaction is required to
exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious
page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within SetLicenseInfoEx() method exposed by the
mraboutb.dll ActiveX Control. String data supplied to the first
parameter (strInstallDir) of SetLicenseInfoEx() is copied into a 256
byte global buffer without first checking the string length. This
overflow can be exploited to remotely execute arbitrary code on the
target system.

- -- Vendor Response:

IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can
be found at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21577956




- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-07-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2012-01-30 - Coordinated public release of advisory



- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod



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