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Buffer overflow in Microsoft DirectX Files Viewer ActiveX control (xweb.ocx) and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary via a long File parameter.
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Date Entry Created
20020821 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Modified (20071101)
Votes (Legacy)
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(5) Armstrong, Christey, Cole, Cox, Foat
Comments (Legacy)
 Christey> ADDREF MS:MS02-066 - "the patch sets the Kill Bit on a legacy
   DirectX ActiveX control which has been retired but which has a
   security vulnerability."
   ADDREF MSKB:Q810202 - deals with "a security vulnerability
   that exists in the DirectX Files Viewer control (Xweb.ocx)"
   Thanks to Andrew G. Tereschenko (the researcher) for this
   additional information.
 Frech> XF:ms-directx-files-viewer-bo(9877)
 Christey> fix typo: "execute arbitrary [CODE]"

Proposed (Legacy)
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