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FLEXnet Connect Update Service Agent ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks version of Update Service Agent ActiveX control

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

Macrovision FLEXnet Connect, formerly known as InstallShield Update
Service, is installed on the remote host. It is a software management
solution for internally-developed and third-party applications,

The version of FLEXnet Connect on the remote host includes an ActiveX
control -- Update Service Agent -- that is reportedly affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability involving its 'Download()' method. If
a possible hacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a
specially-crafted web page, he may be able to leverage this issue to
execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's rights.

See also :

Solution :

Disable the control as described in the US-CERT advisory referenced

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.0

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