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Web Attack: Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects RCE CVE-2019-0888

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.

Description

This signature detects attempts to exploit a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects.

Additional Information

Microsoft Windows ActiveX Data Objects is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability because it fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open specially crafted file.

An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. Failed attacks will cause denial of service conditions.

Affected

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 1803
  • Microsoft Windows Server 1709
  • Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1903 for ARM64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1903 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1803 for ARM64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1709 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1709 for ARM64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1709 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1703 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
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