FrontRange iHEAT ActiveX unauthorized access

frontrange-iheat-unauth-access (26711) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


could allow a remote authenticated attacker to execute or gain access to arbitrary files on the host system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by uploading an arbitrary file with a file extension that has not been associated with an application and then attempting to open the uploaded file. The attacker could then use the "Open With" dialog box to open and execute any file on the system with the privileges of the current user.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of FrontRange iHEAT, available from the FrontRange iHEAT Web site. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Mon May 15 2006 - 21:29:52 CDT: FrontRange iHeat Vulnerability.
  • FrontRange Solutions Web site: HEAT iHEAT - FrontRange Solutions HEAT Help Desk Management Software.
  • CVE-2006-2511: The ActiveX version of FrontRange iHEAT allows remote authenticated users to run arbitrary programs or access arbitrary files on the host machine by uploading a file with an extension that is not associated with an application, and selecting a file from the Open With... dialog.
  • OSVDB ID: 25742: FrontRange iHEAT External Application Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA20165: FrontRange iHEAT Host System Access Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016124: FrontRange Solutions iHEAT Active-X Component Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code

Platforms Affected:

  • FrontRange iHEAT
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server


May 15, 2006

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