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HTTP ADODB RecordSet Buffer Overflow

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects attempts to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability using the ADODB.RecordSet control.

Additional Information

Microsoft Internet Explorer is prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability.

This issue occurs when the browser processes the 'NextRecordset' method of the 'ADODB.Recordset' object. An attacker can trigger this issue by calling the affected method with a long string. This can result in invalid memory access in the 'SysFreeString' function. A successful attack may cause the browser to fail.


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 6.0 SP1


Upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer and ensure that all vendor supplied patches have been applied.
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