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activePDF WebGrabber ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow

This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in activePDF WebGrabber 3.8. When sending an overly long string to the GetStatus() method of APWebGrb.ocx (3.8.2.0) an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code. This control is not marked safe for scripting, so choose your attack vector accordingly.

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Module Name

exploit/windows/fileformat/activepdf_webgrabber

Authors

  • MC <mc [at] metasploit.com>

References

Targets

  • Windows XP SP0-SP3 / Windows Vista / IE 6.0 SP0-SP2 / IE 7

Platforms

  • windows

Reliability

Development

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/fileformat/activepdf_webgrabber msf exploit(activepdf_webgrabber) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(activepdf_webgrabber) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(activepdf_webgrabber) > show options ...show and set options... msf exploit(activepdf_webgrabber) > exploit