Chilkat XML ChilkatUtil.dll ActiveX control file overwrite
|chilkatxml-chilkatutil-file-overwrite (45333)||Medium Risk|
The Chilkat XML ActiveX control (ChilkatUtil.dll) could allow a remote attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could pass specially-crafted arguments to the filename or templateFilename parameter using the insecure SaveToFile(), AppendBinary() or SaveToTempFile() method to create and overwrite arbitrary files on the system.
No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.
- Chilkat Web site: Chilkat XML ActiveX.
- shinnai Advisories: Chilkat XML ActiveX Remote Arbitrary File Creation/Execution.
- BID-31332: Chilkat XML ActiveX Control Multiple Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2008-4343: The Chilkat XML ChilkatUtil.CkData.1 ActiveX control (ChilkatUtil.dll) 188.8.131.52 and earlier allows remote attackers to create, overwrite, and modify arbitrary files for execution via a call to the (1) SaveToFile, (2) SaveToTempFile, or (3) AppendBinary method. NOTE: this issue might only be exploitable in limited environments or non-default browser settings. NOTE: this can be leveraged for remote code execution by accessing files using hcp:// URLs.
- OSVDB ID: 48448: Chilkat XML ChilkatUtil.CkData.1 ActiveX (ChilkatUtil.dll) Multiple Method Arbitrary Code Execution
- SA31951: Chilkat XML ActiveX Component Insecure Methods
- Chilkat Software Chilkat XML ActiveX control 184.108.40.206
Sep 23, 2008
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