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InstallFromTheWeb ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks version of InstallFromTheWeb ActiveX control

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by
multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

Description :

InstallFromTheWeb (IFTW), a web-enabled software installation product
from InstallSheild, is installed on the remote host.

The version of InstallFromTheWeb on the remote host includes an
ActiveX control that is reportedly affected by multiple and, as yet,
unspecified buffer overflow vulnerabilities. If a possible hacker can trick
a user on the affected host into visiting a specially-crafted web
page, he can leverage these issues to execute arbitrary code on the
host subject to the user's rights.

See also :

Solution :

Disable InstallFromTheWeb's ActiveX control as described in the
US-CERT advisory referenced above.

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.0

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