TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Samsung iPOLiS Device Manager XNSSDKDEVICE.XnsSdkDeviceCtrlForIpInstaller.1 Multiple Methods Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-172: June 4th, 2014


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Affected Vendors


Affected Products

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

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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 XNSSDKDEVICE.XnsSdkDeviceCtrlForIpInstaller.1 ActiveX control. By providing a malicious value to any of a number of vulnerable methods, 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


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