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Vulnerability Assessment Details

FLEXnet Connect Update Service Agent ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks version of Update Service Agent ActiveX control

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

Macrovision FLEXnet Connect, formerly known as InstallShield Update
Service, is installed on the remote host. It is a software management
solution for internally-developed and third-party applications,

The version of FLEXnet Connect on the remote host includes an ActiveX
control -- Update Service Agent -- that is reportedly affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability involving its 'Download()' method. If
a possible hacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a
specially-crafted web page, he may be able to leverage this issue to
execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's rights.

See also :

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/847993

Solution :

Disable the control as described in the US-CERT advisory referenced
above.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.0
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:C/I:C/A:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 22673

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2007 Tenable Network Security

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