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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Multiple buffer overflows in a certain ActiveX control in ActiveDom.ocx in HP OpenView Network Node Manager (OV NNM) 7.53 might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or have unspecified other impact via a long string argument to the (1) DisplayName, (2) AddGroup, (3) InstallComponent, or (4) Subscribe method. NOTE: this issue is not a vulnerability in many environments, because the control is not marked as safe for scripting and would not execute with default Internet Explorer settings.

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CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


Advisory Timeline

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