AutoDesk LiveUpdate ActiveX Control ApplyPatch Method Execution

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that can be used to
execute programs.

Description :

The version of the LiveUpdate ActiveX control, a component included
with AutoCAD-based products and installed on the remote Windows host,
reportedly allows execution of arbitrary programs via the second
argument to the control's 'ApplyPatch' method. 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://seclists.org/bugtraq/2008/Sep/341
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/496847/30/0/threaded
http://www.nessus.org/u?1c9c4525

Solution :

Apply the hotfix referenced in the vendor advisory above and verify
that the version of the control is 17.2.56.12 or 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 : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 35627 (liveupdate16_activex_applypatch_exec.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 31490

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4472

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