Novell exteNd Director LocalExec ActiveX (LocalExec.ocx) launch() Method Arbitrary Command Execution

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host contains the LocalExec ActiveX control from Novell
exteND Director, a set of development tools for creating enterprise
web applications.

The version of this control on the remote host reportedly contains a
method named 'launch()' that can be used to execute arbitrary
commands. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into
visiting a specially crafted web page, these issues could be leveraged
to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e80abf43

Solution :

Disable the use of this ActiveX control from within Internet Explorer
by setting its kill bit.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 25524 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24493

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2923

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