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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Symantec Automated Support Assistant Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Automated Support Assistant Stack Overflow in 3rd Party ActiveX Controls Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017688
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017688
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6490   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 22 2007
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 the SmartIssue 'tgctlsi.dll' and ScriptRunner 'tgctlsr.dll' ActiveX controls and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The ActiveX controls were developed by SupportSoft and included as part of the Symantec Automated Support Assistant support tool.

Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2006, Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006, and Symantec Norton System Works 2006 are also affected.

Symantec 2007 consumer products are not affected. Symantec corporate and enterprise products are not affected.

This vulnerability was independently discovered by Mark Litchfield of NGS Software, US-CERT, and Peter Vreugdenhil working with iDefense.

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/2007.02.22.html

Vendor URL:  securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2007.02.22.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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