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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Symantec Automated Support Assistant Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Automated Support Assistant Active X Control Stack Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016988
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016988
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5403, CVE-2006-5404   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 5 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Automated Support Assistant. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a stack overflow in an ActiveX control and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The ActiveX control can only be scripted in certain domains, so the remote user must spoof one of those domains to deliver the specially crafted code.

Symantec Automated Support Assistant is included in other Symantec consumer products. Symantec Corporate and Enterprise products are not affected.

Next Generation Security Research discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available via LiveUpdate.

The Symantec advisory is available at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.10.05.html

Vendor URL:  securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2006.10.05.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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