Symantec AppStream Client LaunchObj ActiveX Control Multiple Unsafe Methods (SYM09-001)

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that can be used to
download and execute arbitrary code.

Description :

The version of the LaunchObj ActiveX control, a component included with
Symantec AppStream Client / Altiris Streaming Agent and installed on the
remote Windows host, reportedly contains a number of unsafe methods,
such as 'installAppMgr()', that can be used to download and execute
arbitrary code. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host
into viewing a specially crafted HTML document, he can leverage these
issues to execute arbitrary code on the affected system subject to the
user's privileges.

See also :

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2009.01.15.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Symantec AppStream Client 5.2.2 SP3 MP1 or later and verify
that the version of the control is 5.2.2.865 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 35403 (appstream_launchobj_activex_sym09_001.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 33247

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4388

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