Advisory Details

December 4th, 2014

Samsung SmartViewer STWConfig ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-400
ZDI-CAN-2413

CVE ID CVE-2014-9266
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Samsung
AFFECTED PRODUCTS SmartViewer
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 16531. 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 Samsung SmartViewer. 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 STWConfig ActiveX control. The issue lies in the failure to initialize a variable prior to using it. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

VENDOR RESPONSE Samsung has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.samsungcctv.co.kr/product/product_view.asp?pagesize=8&sort=&dscYN=N&cid=45&clvl=1&page=1&idx=6276
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-07-28 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-12-04 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Carlo Di Dato
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