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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Symantec AppStream Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec AppStream ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021609
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4388   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 15 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.2.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Symantec AppStream. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

The ActiveX control includes several unsafe methods. A remote user can create a specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will access or modify information on the target user's system and potentially download arbitrary code (to be executed later) on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The CLSID of the vulnerable control is: 3356DB7C-58A7-11D4-AA5C-006097314BF8

The vendor was notified on October 17, 2008.

Will Dormann at CERT reported 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 (5.2.2 SP3 MP1), available at:

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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