Novell exteNd Director LocalExec ActiveX (LocalExec.ocx) launch() Method Arbitrary Command Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 25524


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


The remote host contains the LocalExec ActiveX control from Novell exteND Director, a set of development tools for creating enterprise web applications.

The version of this control on the remote host reportedly contains a method named 'launch()' that can be used to execute arbitrary commands. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, these issues could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.


Disable the use of this ActiveX control from within Internet Explorer by setting its kill bit.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25524

File Name: novell_localexec_activex_dangerous_methods.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/06/16

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2923

BID: 24493

OSVDB: 37318

CERT: 793433