Acer LunchApp.APlunch ActiveX Arbitrary Command Execution

high Nessus Plugin ID 24012


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


The remote host contains an ActiveX control from Acer called LunchApp.APlunch that is reportedly shipped with notebook computers from that manufacturer and is marked as 'safe for scripting' and 'safe for initializing from persistent data'. By tricking a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, an attacker can pass arbitrary commands to the 'Run' method that will be executed on the remote host subject to the user's privileges.


Run the security patch referenced in the vendor advisory above.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24012

File Name: acer_lunchapp_activex_code_exec.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1/12/2007

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/16/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/19/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6121

BID: 21207