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FlexCell Grid ActiveX Control "HttpDownloadFile()" Arbitrary File Overwrite

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Release Date:  2008-11-24    Last Update:  2009-01-07    Views:  6,182

Secunia Advisory SA32829

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Alfons Luja has discovered a vulnerability in the FlexCell Grid ActiveX control, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to the FlexCell.Grid ActiveX control (FlexCell.ocx) providing the insecure "HttpDownloadFile()" method. This can be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files on the system in the context of the currently logged-on user.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in FlexCell.ocx version 5.7.0.1. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 5.7.2.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Alfons Luja

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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