Trend Micro HouseCall ActiveX control library update server code execution

housecall-llibrary-code-execution (47524) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Trend Micro HouseCall ActiveX control (Housecall_ActiveX.dll) could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper validation of update server parameters. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web page, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to download a file to a location on the system writable by the victim. This vulnerability could be further leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the system by downloading a file to the startup directory.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.6
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to Trend Micro Support Document 1038646 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Secunia Research 22/12/2008: Trend Micro HouseCall ActiveX Control Arbitrary Code Execution.
  • Trend Micro Support Document 1038646: [Hot Fix] B1285 - Trend Micro HouseCall 6.6 ActiveX Control"notifyOnLoadNative()" Vulnerability .
  • Trend Micro Web site: HouseCall Free Scan.
  • BID-32965: Trend Micro HouseCall ActiveX Control Library File Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-2434: The Trend Micro HouseCall ActiveX control 6.51.0.1028 and 6.6.0.1278 in Housecall_ActiveX.dll allows remote attackers to download an arbitrary library file onto a client system via a custom update server argument. NOTE: this can be leveraged for code execution by writing to a Startup folder.
  • OSVDB ID: 50941: Trend Micro HouseCall ActiveX (Housecall_ActiveX.dll) Control Arbitrary Library File Download
  • SA31337: Trend Micro HouseCall ActiveX Control Arbitrary Code Execution
  • US-CERT VU#541025: Trend Micro HouseCall ActiveX control does not adequately validate update server parameters
  • VUPEN/ADV-2008-3464: Trend Micro HouseCall ActiveX Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Trend Micro HouseCall 6.51.0.1028
  • Trend Micro HouseCall 6.6.0.1278

Reported:

Dec 22, 2008

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