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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Checks for remote code execution vulnerability in CodeSupport ActiveX control
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is prone to remote
The remote host contains an ActiveX control from First4Internet called
CodeSupport. This control was likely installed by requesting an
uninstaller for Sony's XCP digital rights management software.
CodeSupport is marked as safe for scripting and makes several methods
available for any web page to use. Should a user visit a
maliciously-crafted website, this would permit that website to execute
arbitrary code on the remote host.
See also :
On the affected host, locate the file 'codesupport.ocx',
run the following DOS commands, and reboot.
regsvr32 /u '%windir%\downloaded program files\codesupport.ocx'
cmd /k del '%windir%\downloaded program files\codesupport.*'
assuming it's located in '%windir%\downloaded program files'.
Network Security Threat Level:
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security
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