Ubisoft uPlay < 2.0.4 Browser Plugin RCE

High Nessus Plugin ID 100961


A game launcher application installed on the host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


According to its version number, the Ubisoft uPlay application installed on the remote host is prior to 2.0.4. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the web browser plugin due to improper validation of user-supplied input passed via the '-orbit_exe_path' command line argument. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted website, to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Ubisoft uPlay version 2.0.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100961

File Name: ubisoft_uplay_rce.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2017/06/21

Modified: 2017/10/11

Dependencies: 100962

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ubi:uplay_pc

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Ubisoft uPlay

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/07/29

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Ubisoft uplay 2.0.3 ActiveX Control Arbitrary Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4177

BID: 54867

OSVDB: 84402

EDB-ID: 20321