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Exploit:Win/MDAC.RDS.RCE!CVE-2006-0003

Severity rating
Critical

Class/Type
Exploit

Discovered date
2006-04-11T00:00:00

Attack vector
Remote

Authentication required
No

Public exploits available
No

Signature detection
Medium



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Description

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the RDS.Dataspace ActiveX control that is provided as part of the ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) and that is distributed in MDAC.



Impact

An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could remotely take complete control of an affected system.



Technical details (analysis)

Remote Data Service (RDS) is a feature of ADO. You can use RDS to move data from a server to a client application or to a Web page, to manipulate the data on the client, and to return updates to the server in a single round trip. Remote Data Service (RDS) is a feature of ADO. You can use RDS to move data from a server to a client application or to a Web page, to manipulate the data on the client, and to return updates to the server in a single round trip. Under certain conditions, the RDS.Dataspace ActiveX control fails to ensure that it interacts safely when it is hosted on a Web page.



Affected software

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 running Microsoft Data Access Components 2.7 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 running Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition running Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 running Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 running Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems running Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems running Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition running Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME)



Non-affected software

All applications not on the affected list.



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Solutions




NIS signature

Name: Exploit:Win/MDAC.RDS.RCE!CVE-2006-0003
Release Date: 2006-04-11T00:00:00



Known false positives

No known false positives at this time.



Work-arounds

Disable the RDS.Dataspace ActiveX control from running within Internet Explorer
Set Internet and Local intranet security zone settings to “High” to prompt before running ActiveX controls in these zones
Configure Internet Explorer to prompt before running ActiveX controls or disable ActiveX controls in the Internet and Local intranet security zone