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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Tenable Nessus Vendors:   Deraison, Renaud et al
Nessus ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Delete Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018469
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018469
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4031   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 6 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 27 2007
Impact:   Modification of user information
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in a Nessus ActiveX control. A remote user can cause arbitrary files to be deleted on the target user's system.

The deleteReport() function does not properly validate user-supplied filenames. A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will delete arbitrary files on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.

Other functions may also be affected.

The CLSID of the vulnerable control is:

A47D5315-321D-4DEE-9DB3-18438023193B

Krystian Kloskowski (h07) discovered this vulnerability.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

http://milw0rm.com/exploits/4230

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will delete files on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.nessus.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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