Security Bulletin: IBM SPSS Statistics ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow (CVE-2015-8530)
An IBM SPSS Statistics ActiveX Control is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page that passes an overly long argument to the Initialize function, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the victim's browser to crash.
DESCRIPTION: IBM SPSS Statistics 23 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page that passes an overly long argument to the Initialize function, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the victim's browser to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109209 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM SPSS Statistics 20
IBM SPSS Statistics 21
IBM SPSS Statistics 22
IBM SPSS Statistics 23
IBM SPSS Statistics 24
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This vulnerability was reported to IBM by Wei Gao at IXIA.
5 May 2016: Original version published
6 May 2016: Corrected acknowledgement text
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Software version: 20.0, 21.0, 22.0, 23.0, 24.0
Operating system(s): Windows
Reference #: 1982035
Modified date: 07 September 2016
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