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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   SAP NetWeaver Vendors:   SAP
SAP NetWeaver Business Client Buffer Overflow in 'sapwdpcd.dll' ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024890
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024890
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-4556   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 20 2010
Original Entry Date:  Dec 14 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in SAP NetWeaver Business Client. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke the SapThemeRepository ActiveX control (sapwdpcd.dll) and trigger a buffer overflow to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The Load and LoadTheme methods are affected.

The vendor was notified on September 30, 2010.

Alexandr Polyakov and Alexey Sintsov from Digital Security Research Group reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1519966

Vendor URL:  www.sap.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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