DB Software Laboratory ActiveX control (VImpX.ocx) file overwrite

db-activex-vimpx-file-overwrite (46096) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The DB Software Laboratory ActiveX control (VImpX.ocx) could allow a remote attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the LogFile(), ClearLogFile() or SaveToFile() insecure method to overwrite or corrupt arbitrary files on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 7.9
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • DB Software Laboratory Web site: VImp X .
  • BID-31907: DB Software Laboratory 'VImpX.ocx' ActiveX Control Multiple File Corruption Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-4749: Multiple insecure method vulnerabilities in the VImpX.VImpAX ActiveX control (VImpX.ocx) 4.8.8.0 in DB Software Laboratory VImp X, possibly 4.7.7, allow remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via (1) the LogFile property and ClearLogFile method, and (2) the SaveToFile method.
  • OSVDB ID: 49404: DB Software Laboratory VImp X VImpX.VImpAX ActiveX (VImpX.ocx) Multiple Method Arbitrary File Overwrite

Platforms Affected:

  • DB Software Laboratory DB Software Laboratory 4.8.8.0

Reported:

Oct 24, 2008

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