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Sony CD First4Internet XCP Uninstallation ActiveX Control Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-11-16    Last Update:  2005-11-17    Views:  26,516

Secunia Advisory SA17610

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in First4Internet XCP's uninstallation ActiveX control, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to the "CodeSupport.ocx" ActiveX control that is installed via Internet Explorer when the user un-installs the XCP DRM software by visiting the vendor's website. The ActiveX control is marked safe-for-scripting and supports several potentially dangerous methods like "RebootMachine", "InstallUpdate", and "IsAdministrator". This may be exploited to install arbitrary code on the user's system.

Successful exploitation requires that the user visits a malicious website.

The vulnerability is related to:
SA17408


Solution:
Remove the ActiveX control from the system if it is installed.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Muzzy, J. Alex Halderman, and Ed Felten.

Original Advisory:
http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/?p=927
http://hack.fi/~muzzy/sony-drm/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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