Advisory Details

January 30th, 2012

IBM SPSS VsVIEW6.ocx ActiveX Control Multiple Methods Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-12-020
ZDI-CAN-1297

CVE ID CVE-2012-0189
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS IBM
AFFECTED PRODUCTS SPSS
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11971. 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 IBM SPSS. 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 SaveDoc and PrintFile functions exposed by the VsVIEW6.ocx ActiveX control. The SaveDoc function causes a file to be created at an arbitrary path specified by the first argument (FileName). The file contents can be controlled by setting the 'Header' member and calling PrintFile() with the same path argument. These behaviors can be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

VENDOR RESPONSE IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21577951
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2011-07-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2012-01-30 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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