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  4. HTTP Precisionid Barcode ActiveX BO

HTTP Precisionid Barcode ActiveX BO

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 buffer overflow vulnerability by passing a large sized argument the PrecisionID ActiveX control.

Additional Information

PrecisionID is an ActiveX control barcode library that integrates with Microsoft Access, Excel, Internet Explorer, Visual Basic, and most other Windows applications.

PrecisionID Barcode ActiveX control is prone to a buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to bounds-check user-supplied data before copying it into an insufficiently sized buffer.

This issue occurs when an excessive amount of data is passed to the 'SaveBarCode' method of the 'PrecisionID_Barcode.dll' library.

This issue resides in the ActiveX control with CLSID:{731766D0-8541-11DB-99C1-0050C2490048}.

Successfully exploiting this issue allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the application using the ActiveX control (typically Internet Explorer). Failed exploit attempts likely result in denial-of-service conditions.

PrecisionID Barcode ActiveX control 1.9 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.


  • PrecisionID Barcode ActiveX 1.9


Upgrade to the latest version of PrecisionID and apply all vendor supplied patches.
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