Intrusion Prevention

MS.Visual.Studio.Msmask32.ActiveX.Control.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates a possible attempt to exploit a Stack Based Buffer Overflow in Microsoft Visual Studio.
The vulnerability, which is located in the "Msmask32.ocx" ActiveX control, can be exploited through misuse of the "Mask" parameter. It may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the application using the affected ActiveX control. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause the program to crash, resulting in a denial of service condition.

Affected Products

Microsoft Msmask32.ocx 6.0.81 69

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.
Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the latest update from the vendor.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx

CVE References

CVE-2008-3704