TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

F-Secure E-mail and Server Security FSDBCom ActiveX Control GetCommand Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-13-095: May 29th, 2013

CVSS Score

Affected Vendors


Affected Products

    E-mail and Server Security

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of F-Secure E-mail and Server Security. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the FSDBCom ActiveX control. The issue lies in the failure to sanitize input before executing SQL queries. By carefully constructing a series of SQL queries an attacker can force the backend database to execute arbitrary code. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the backend database.

Vendor Response

F-Secure states:


Disclosure Timeline

    2013-02-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2013-05-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod