This vulnerability was publicly reported by Michal Bucko and H D Moore.
Vulnerable component: Visual Studio
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to incorrect handling of input data in Microsoft WMIScriptUtils.WMIObjectBroker2 ActiveX control (WmiScriptUtils.dll), bundled with Visual Studio 2005. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted web page or HTML file and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.
Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.