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Nessus Vulnerability Scanner ScanCtrl ActiveX Control Insecure Methods

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Release Date:  2007-07-27    Last Update:  2007-07-31    Views:  15,273

Secunia Advisory SA26243

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Manipulation of data, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been discovered in Nessus Vulnerability Scanner, which can be exploited by malicious people to overwrite or delete arbitrary files or compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to the SCANCTRL.ScanCtrlCtrl.1 (scan.dll) ActiveX control including the insecure "deleteReport()", "deleteNessusRC()", "saveNessusRC()", and "addsetConfig()" methods. These can be exploited to e.g. delete or corrupt arbitrary files on the system or load malicious script code and then save it in an arbitrary location on a user's system in the context of the currently logged-on user.

The vulnerabilities are confirmed on version 3.0.6. Prior versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 3.0.6.1.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
"deleteReport()" and "addsetConfig()" methods reported by Krystian Kloskowski. Additional information provided by Secunia Research.

Original Advisory:
Tenable Network Security:
http://www.nessus.org/news/

http://milw0rm.com/exploits/4230
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/4237

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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