Autodesk IDrop ActiveX Control Heap Corruption Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2009-04-03T00:00:00



Who: Autodesk

What: Autodesk IDrop ActiveX Control linkID=9240618

IDrop.ocx version {21E0CB95-1198-4945-A3D2-4BF804295F78}

How: The Src, Background, PackageXml properties can be manipulated to trigger a heap use after free condition resulting in arbitrary remote code execution. Other properties may be vulnerable as well.

Fix: Remove or set the killbit for the affected control, see

Currently, there will be NO official patch for this issue. Autodesk's statement is as follows:

"Thank you for taking the time and effort to identify a potential issue with our technology. We do take each and every customer or developer issue seriously and have spent time in reviewing your analysis of our i-drop technology. At this time, we have ceased investment in i-drop technology. It was released over five years ago as a means for developers to leverage their content delivery; we’ve made no new investment in this tool and have no current plans to update it in the near future. We’ve recorded your issue in our tracking database and will determine its priority if/when we determine new investment is required for this technology.

Thank You – Autodesk"

Timeline: 06/17/2008 - Vendor notified 03/31/2009 - Vendor final response 04/02/2009 - this advisory

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