WinZip FileView ActiveX Control Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 23648


The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by arbitrary code execution and buffer overflow vulnerabilities.


The remote host contains a version of the 'FileView' ActiveX control from Sky Software that is included in third-party products such as WinZip.

The version of this ActiveX control on the remote host reportedly exposes several methods that either can be used to execute arbitrary code or are affected by buffer overflow vulnerabilities. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, he can leverage these issues to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to version 6.1.7242.0 or later of the control or WinZip 10 build 7245 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23648

File Name: winzip_fileview_activex_code_exec.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.24 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2006/11/15

Modified: 2016/11/02

Dependencies: 13855

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:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:winzip:winzip

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/11/14

Exploitable With

Metasploit (WinZip FileView (WZFILEVIEW.FileViewCtrl.61) ActiveX Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3890, CVE-2006-5198

BID: 21060, 21108

OSVDB: 30432, 30433

CERT: 225217