Security flap over support ActiveX controls bug

Wednesday, 28 February 2007, 1:33 AM EST

Flaws in an ActiveX component incorporated in many technical support support packages create a risk of hacking attacks, security watchers warn.

SupportSoft's ActiveX controls are subject to multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities, which create a means for hackers to inject malware onto vulnerable systems. The controls are used by internet service providers (ISPs) and PC manufacturers for remote assistance and other technical support functions, creating a large pool of potentially vulnerable users.

At Channel Register.

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