Advisory Details

November 14th, 2006

WinZip FileView ActiveX Control Unsafe Method Exposure Vulnerability

ZDI-06-040
ZDI-CAN-077

CVE ID CVE-2006-5198
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS WinZip Computing
AFFECTED PRODUCTS WinZip
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 4671. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on systems with vulnerable installations of WinZip. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists within the ActiveX control WZFILEVIEW.FileViewCtrl.61, CLSID:

A09AE68F-B14D-43ED-B713-BA413F034904

A re-branded version of the "FileView" ActiveX control developed by Sky Software. The object is marked "Safe for Scripting" and exposes several unsafe methods which can be leveraged to result in arbitrary code execution with no further interaction.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS WinZip Computing has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.winzip.com/wz7245.htm
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2006-08-28 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2006-11-14 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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