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Web Attack: Skin Crafter ActiveX CVE-2012-2271

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.


Skin Crafter is a software that is used to create custom skins for different windows applications. A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in version 3.0 that can allow remote code execution.

Additional Information

The vulnerability lies in the COM component used by the product SkinCrafter
from DMSoft Technologies(http://www.dmsofttech.com/projects.html). This COM
component, SkinCrafter3_vs2005.dll, implememnts a function InitLicenKeys,
whose parameter is not checked for the bounds, hence leading to the
overflow condition.


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