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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Norton System Works Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec Norton System Works Stack Overflow in 3rd Party ActiveX Controls Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017689
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017689
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  
Version(s): 2006
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec Norton System Works. 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 Symantec Norton System Works.

Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2006, Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006, and Symantec Automated Support Assistant 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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