Autodesk Design Review AdView.AdViewer ActiveX Control RCE

High Nessus Plugin ID 81318


The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote host contains the AdView.AdViewer ActiveX control, distributed with Autodesk Design Review, that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to improper parsing of DWF files. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted file or website, to execute arbitrary code.


Apply the 2013 hotfix.

Note that older versions will need to be updated to 2013 before applying the hotfix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81318

File Name: autodesk_dr_adview_activex.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2015/02/12

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 81317, 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


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:autodesk:design_review_2008, cpe:/a:autodesk:design_review_2009, cpe:/a:autodesk:design_review_2010, cpe:/a:autodesk:design_review_2011, cpe:/a:autodesk:design_review_2012, cpe:/a:autodesk:design_review:2013

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Autodesk Design Review

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/07/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9268

BID: 71485

OSVDB: 115478

ZDI: ZDI-14-402