VeriSign I-Nav VUpdater.Install ActiveX control code execution

verisign-inav-activex-code-execution (26375) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


The VeriSign i-Nav ActiveX control (VUpdater.Install), which is used by Microsoft Internet Explorer, Outlook and Outlook Express, could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper verification of Microsoft .CAB files. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a potential victim to visit a malicious Web page or opening a specially-crafted HTML email.


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Upgrade to the latest version of the I-Nav ActiveX control, available from See References.


  • Web Addresses in Your Language.
  • ZDI-06-014: Verisign I-Nav ActiveX Control Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • BID-17939: Verisign i-Nav ActiveX Control Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2273: The InstallProduct routine in the Verisign VUpdater.Install (aka i-Nav) ActiveX control does not verify Microsoft Cabinet (.CAB) files, which allows remote attackers to run an arbitrary executable file.
  • OSVDB ID: 25431: VeriSign i-NAV VUpdater.Install ActiveX Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA20074: Verisign i-NAV ActiveX Control Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016059: VeriSign i-Nav ActiveX Plugin CAB Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • VeriSign I-Nav ActiveX control


May 10, 2006

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