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Gateway CWebLaunchCtl ActiveX Control "DoWebLaunch()" Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-01-09    Last Update:  2008-02-04    Views:  8,405

Secunia Advisory SA28379

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been discovered in Gateway CWebLaunchCtl ActiveX control, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

1) A boundary error in the WebLaunch.WeblaunchCtl.1 ActiveX control (weblaunch.ocx) can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by passing overly-long strings as arguments to the "DoWebLaunch()" method.

2) The WebLaunch.WeblaunchCtl.1 ActiveX control includes the insecure "DoWebLaunch()" method, which can be exploited to execute arbitrary commands on the vulnerable system.

The vulnerabilities are confirmed in version 1.0. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Set the kill-bit for the affected ActiveX control.

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) Independently discovered by:
* Will Dormann, CERT/CC
* Elazar Broad

2) Elazar Broad

Original Advisory:
US-CERT VU#735441:
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/735441

milw0rm:
http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/4869

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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