Autodesk IDrop ActiveX Control Heap Corruption

critical Nessus Plugin ID 36087


The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a heap corruption vulnerability.


The IDrop ActiveX control, a utility from Autodesk that provides the ability to drag and drop web content into a drawing session, is installed on the remote Windows host.

Manipulation of the control's 'Src', 'Background', and 'PackageXml' properties reportedly can be abused to trigger a heap-use-after-free condition. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into viewing a specially crafted HTML document, he can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code on the affected system subject to the user's privileges.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Remove the affected software as it reportedly is no longer supported by Autodesk.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 36087

File Name: idrop_activex_heap_corruption.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/6/2009

Updated: 4/3/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: Score based on analysis of the vendor advisory.


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

CVSS Score Source: manual


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:autodesk:design_review

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Autodesk IDrop ActiveX Control Heap Memory Corruption)

Reference Information

BID: 34352

Secunia: 34563