FlexCell Grid FlexCell.Grid ActiveX Control Multiple Method Arbitrary File Overwrite

High Nessus Plugin ID 41945


The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that allows overwriting arbitrary files.


The remote host contains the FlexCell.Grid ActiveX control, a component of the FlexCell grid control software.

The version of the control installed on the remote host reportedly fails to validate input to the 'File' argument of the 'SaveFile' and 'ExportToXML' methods before writing to the specified filename.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into viewing a specially crafted HTML document, this issue could be leveraged to create or overwrite arbitrary files on the affected system subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to FlexCell Grid Control 5.8.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41945

File Name: flexcell_grid_control_activex_5_8_0.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/09/28

Modified: 2016/05/20

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0301

BID: 33453

OSVDB: 51590

EDB-ID: 7868