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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   InstallShield Vendors:   Macrovision Corporation
InstallShield ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Load and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019735
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019735
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5661   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 1 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 12
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in InstallShield. 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 load an untrusted remote library and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The CLSID of the vulnerable control is: 53D40FAA-4E21-459f-AA87-E4D97FC3245A

The vendor was notified on January 8, 2007.

iDefense reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=649

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 fixed version (12 SP2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://knowledge.macrovision.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&externalId=Q113640

Vendor URL:  www.macrovision.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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