ZDI-12-179 : EMC ApplicationXtender Desktop Viewer AEXView ActiveX- AnnoSave Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Subject: ZDI-12-179 : EMC ApplicationXtender Desktop Viewer AEXView ActiveX- AnnoSave Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
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ZDI-12-179 : EMC ApplicationXtender Desktop Viewer AEXView ActiveX AnnoSave
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-179
August 29, 2012

- -- CVE ID:
CVE-2012-2289

- -- CVSS:
7.5, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

- -- Affected Vendors:
EMC

- -- Affected Products:
EMC ApplicationXtender Workflow


- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12483.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

    http://www.tippingpoint.com

- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of EMC ApplicationXtender. 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 AEXView.ocx ActiveX control. By
manipulating a combination of the DisplayImageFile, AnnoLoad and AnnoSave
methods, the vulnerable AnnoSave() method can enable an attacker to save
arbitrary files in arbitrary locations. The attacker is able to control the
file extension and the creation path via a directory traversal issue. An
attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context
of the process.

- -- Vendor Response:

EMC has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be
found at:
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/523993/30/0/threaded


- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2012-01-24 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-08-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod


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