IBM SPSS SamplePower prior ActiveX Control memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in IBM SPSS SamplePower and classified as very critical. This issue affects some unknown processing of the component ActiveX Control. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Buffer overflow in the vsflex7l ActiveX control in IBM SPSS SamplePower 3.0 before FP1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was shared 04/29/2013 by Alexander Gavrun (rgod) (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2012-5947 since 11/21/2012. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 04/30/2017). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 66473 (IBM SPSS SamplePower 3.0 < 3.0 FP 1 Multiple ActiveX Controls Arbitrary Code Execution), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 12936.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 59556), X-Force (80563), Vulnerability Center (SBV-39676) and Tenable (66473). The entries 64048, 64047 and 64040 are related to this item.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.5

VulDB Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Temp Score: 9.5
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 66473
Nessus Name: IBM SPSS SamplePower 3.0 < 3.0 FP 1 Multiple ActiveX Controls Arbitrary Code Execution
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11/21/2012 🔍
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03/24/2015 +671 days 🔍
08/08/2016 +503 days 🔍
04/30/2017 +265 days 🔍



Researcher: Alexander Gavrun (rgod)
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2012-5947 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 59556 - IBM SPSS SamplePower 'vsflex7l' ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
X-Force: 80563
Vulnerability Center: 39676 - IBM SPSS SamplePower 3.0 Before FP1 vsflex7l ActiveX Remote Code Execution Vulnerability, Critical

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 04/30/2017 10:42 AM
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