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The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability.
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, and
may have been installed as part of the FLEXnet Connect SDK, other
InstallShield software, or by running FLEXnet Connect-enabled Windows
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 an
attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a
specially crafted web page, this issue could be leveraged to execute
arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.
Either upgrade to a version of the FLEXnet Connect SDK with installer
version 184.108.40.206974 or later; or, disable the control as described in
the US-CERT advisory referenced above.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : false