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Oracle AutoVue ActiveX Control SetMarkupMode Buffer Overflow

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Oracle AutoVue ActiveX Control SetMarkupMode Buffer Overflow



This module exploits a vulnerability found in the AutoVue.ocx ActiveX control. The vulnerability, due to the insecure usage of an strcpy like function in the SetMarkupMode method, when handling a specially crafted sMarkup argument, allows to trigger a stack based buffer overflow which leads to code execution under the context of the user visiting a malicious web page. The module has been successfully tested against Oracle AutoVue Desktop Version 20.0.0 (AutoVue.ocx on IE 6, 7, 8 and 9 (Java 6 needed to DEP and ASLR bypass).


  • Brian Gorenc
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>




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

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