Gator ActiveX control allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code

gator-activex-install (8266) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Gator could allow a malicious Web site operator to download and execute arbitrary code on a visiting user's computer by specifying the path for the 'setup.ex_' file on a custom Web page.


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Feb 20 2002 - 16:30:19 CST: Gator installer Plugin allows any software to be installed.
  • BID-4161: Gator Insecure ActiveX Control Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0317: Gator ActiveX component (IEGator.dll) allows remote web sites to install arbitrary software by specifying a Trojan Gator installation file (setup.ex_) in the src parameter.
  • OSVDB ID: 10982: Gator IEGator.dll ActiveX Component src Parameter Arbitrary Program Installation

Platforms Affected:

  • Gator Corporation Gator


Feb 20, 2002

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