Macrovision FLEXnet DWUpdateService ActiveX (agent.exe) Multiple Method Arbitrary Command Execution

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that allows execution
of arbitrary commands.

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, and
may have been installed as part of the FLEXnet Connect SDK, other
InstallShield software, or by running FLEXnet Connect-enabled Windows
software.

The version of FLEXnet Connect on the remote host includes an ActiveX
control -- DWUpdateService -- that reportedly allows a remote,
unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands. 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.

See also :

http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q113020

Solution :

Either upgrade to a version of the FLEXnet Connect SDK with installer
version 12.0.0.49974 or later; or, disable the control as described in
the US-CERT advisory referenced above.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 25371 (flexnet_connect_dwupdateservice_activex_cmd_exec.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 24265

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0328

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