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Samsung iPOLiS Device Manager XNSSDKWINDOW.XnsSdkWindowCtrlForIpInstaller.1 Start Method Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-167: June 4th, 2014

CVE ID

CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

    Samsung

Affected Products

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 13949. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Samsung iPOLiS Device Manager. 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 XNSSDKWINDOW.XnsSdkWindowCtrlForIpInstaller.1 ActiveX control. By providing a malicious value to the Start() method, an attacker can execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser.

Vendor Response

Samsung has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-05-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-06-04 - Coordinated public release of advisory

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi (rgod) and Ariele Caltabiano (kimiya)