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Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')


Severity High
Score 9.3/10


The Microsoft Access Wizard Controls in ACCWIZ.dll in Microsoft Office Access 2003 SP3 and 2007 SP1 and SP2 do not properly interact with the memory-allocation approach used by Internet Explorer during instantiation, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a web site that references multiple ActiveX controls, as demonstrated by the ImexGrid and FieldList controls, aka "Access ActiveX Control Vulnerability."

  • NONE

CWE-94 - Code Injection

Code injection is a type of vulnerability that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code. This vulnerability fully compromises the machine and can cause a wide variety of security issues, such as unauthorized access to sensitive information, manipulation of data, denial of service attacks etc. Code injection is different from command injection in the fact that it is limited by the functionality of the injected language (e.g. PHP), as opposed to command injection, which leverages existing code to execute commands, usually within the context of a shell.


Advisory Timeline

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