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HouseCall throws a sickie
« on: 23. December 2008., 07:33:48 »

Users of Trend Micro's HouseCall antivirus scanner need to upgrade following the discovery of a potentially serious security bug.

Attentive readers will have have already guessed the vulnerability involves a problem with an ActiveX control, specifically versions and of the HouseCall ActiveX Control. Users need to upgrade to version

Successful exploitation of the flaw creates a mechanism for hackers to inject hostile code onto vulnerable systems, security notification firm Secunia - which discovered the bug and published an advisory on Sunday.

"The vulnerability is caused by a use-after-free error in the HouseCallActiveX control (Housecall_ActiveX.dll). This can be exploited to dereference previously freed memory by tricking the user into opening a web page containing a specially crafted "notifyOnLoadNative()"callback function."

(The Register)

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