Advisory Details

May 10th, 2006

Verisign I-Nav ActiveX Control Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-06-014
ZDI-CAN-030

CVE ID CVE-2006-2273
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Verisign
AFFECTED PRODUCTS I-Nav
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 3995. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of the Verisign i-Nav ActiveX control. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious web page.

The specific flaw exists within the "VUpdater.Install" ActiveX control which is used to provide native support for Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) in Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express. Due to the lack of verification on Microsoft Cabinet (.CAB) files from the "InstallProduct" routine, an attacker can specify an arbitrary executable to run under the context of the current user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Verisign has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.idnnow.com/
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2006-03-27 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2006-05-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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