Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services

Buffer overflow

The issue was discovered in the wild by ISS xForce.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2006110302 - Remote code execution in Microsoft XML Core Services

Vulnerable component: Microsoft XML Core Services

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-5745

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/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 - Memory corruption


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to an error in XMLHTTP ActiveX control within Microsoft XML Core Services. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted web page 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.

Public Exploits: