ZDI-12-182 : EMC AppXtender WxSuperCtrl650.ocx ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-09-02T00:00:00



ZDI-12-182 : EMC AppXtender WxSuperCtrl650.ocx ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-182 August 29, 2012

  • -- CVE ID: CVE-2012-2289

  • -- CVSS: 7.5, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

  • -- Affected Vendors: EMC

  • -- Affected Products: EMC ApplicationXtender Workflow

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  • -- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of EMC ApplicationXtender. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the WxSuperCtrl650.ocx ActiveX control. By manipulating a combination of the DisplayImageFile, AnnoLoad and AnnoSave methods, the vulnerable AnnoSave() method can enable an attacker to save arbitrary files inside arbitrary locations. The attacker is able to control the file extension and the creation path via a directory traversal issue. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the process.

  • -- Vendor Response: EMC has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at: http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/523993/30/0/threaded

  • -- Disclosure Timeline: 2012-03-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2012-08-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory

  • -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by:

  • Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod

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