Nessus Vulnerability Scanner ScanCtrl ActiveX control file overwrite

nessus-scanctrl-file-overwrite (35641) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The Nessus Vulnerability Scanner ScanCtrl ActiveX control (SCANCTRL.ScanCtrlCtrl.1) could allow a remote attacker to overwrite or delete arbitrary files on the system. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the deleteReport(), deleteNessusRC(), saveNessusRC(), and addsetConfig() methods to overwrite or delete arbitrary files on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 6
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Nessus (3.0.6.1 or later), available from the Nessus Web site. See References.

References:

  • Nessus News 27th July, 2007: Nessus 3.0.6.1 for Windows released.
  • Nessus Web site: Download.
  • BID-25088: Nessus SCANCTRL.ScanCtrlCtrl.1 ActiveX Control Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-4031: Directory traversal vulnerability in a certain ActiveX control in Nessus Vulnerability Scanner 3.0.6 allows remote attackers to delete arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the argument to the deleteReport method, probably related to the SCANCTRL.ScanCtrlCtrl.1 ActiveX control in scan.dll.
  • CVE-2007-4061: Directory traversal vulnerability in a certain ActiveX control in Nessus Vulnerability Scanner 3.0.6 allows remote attackers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the argument to the saveNessusRC method, which writes text specified by the addsetConfig method, possibly related to the SCANCTRL.ScanCtrlCtrl.1 ActiveX control in scan.dll. NOTE: this can be leveraged for code execution by writing to a Startup folder.
  • CVE-2007-4062: The SCANCTRL.ScanCtrlCtrl.1 ActiveX control in scan.dll in Nessus Vulnerability Scanner 3.0.6 allows remote attackers to delete arbitrary files via unspecified vectors involving the deleteNessusRC method, probably a directory traversal vulnerability.
  • OSVDB ID: 37702: Nessus SCANCTRL.ScanCtrlCtrl.1 ActiveX (scan.dll) deleteNessusRC Method Traversal Arbitrary File Deletion
  • OSVDB ID: 37703: Nessus Unspecified ActiveX saveNessusRC Method Traversal Arbitrary File Overwrite
  • OSVDB ID: 37704: Nessus Unspecified ActiveX deleteReport Method Traversal Arbitrary File Deletion
  • SA26243: Nessus Vulnerability Scanner ScanCtrl ActiveX Control Insecure Methods
  • SECTRACK ID: 1018469: Nessus ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Delete Files

Platforms Affected:

  • Tenable Network Security Nessus Vulnerability Scanner 3.0.6 and prior

Reported:

Jul 26, 2007

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