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IBM SPSS SamplePower C1Tab ActiveX Heap Overflow

This module exploits a heap based buffer overflow in the C1Tab ActiveX control, while handling the TabCaption property. The affected control can be found in the c1sizer.ocx component as included with IBM SPSS SamplePower 3.0. This module has been tested successfully on IE 6, 7 and 8 on Windows XP SP3 and IE 8 on Windows 7 SP1.

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Module Name



  • Alexander Gavrun
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



  • Automatic
  • IE 6 on Windows XP SP3
  • IE 7 on Windows XP SP3
  • IE 8 on Windows XP SP3
  • IE 8 on Windows 7


  • windows



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/browser/ibm_spss_c1sizer msf exploit(ibm_spss_c1sizer) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(ibm_spss_c1sizer) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(ibm_spss_c1sizer) > show options and set options... msf exploit(ibm_spss_c1sizer) > exploit