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Visual Basic - Local hacker automatic control

Version: 6.0
Technical Details:

A stack overflow condition exists in the Visual Basic 6.0 IDE, which can allow an attacker to take complete control over a vulnerable system if they can convince a victim to open a malicious project file in the IDE. Exploit code is readily available for this issue. The issue is a stack overflow in the Project Description. Another similar vulnerability exists, affecting the 'Company Name' setting.


The Visual Basic 6.0 IDE is vulnerable to an issue which can allow a remote attacker to take control of a vulnerable system, if they can convince their victim to open a malicious project file. Another related vulnerability can allow a local user to increase their privilege setting, if they can be convinced to open a malicious project file.


Avoid project files from untrusted sources.


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