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ZDI-06-040: WinZip FileView ActiveX Control Unsafe Method Exposure Vulnerability
Date: Tue Nov 14 2006 - 13:00:43 CST
ZDI-06-040: WinZip FileView ActiveX Control Unsafe Method Exposure
November 14, 2006
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
WinZip 10.0 (pre build 7245)
-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since September 5, 2006 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 4671. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:
-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
systems with vulnerable installations of WinZip. User interaction is
required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a
The specific flaw exists within the ActiveX control
A re-branded version of the "FileView" ActiveX control developed by Sky
Software. The object is marked "Safe for Scripting" and exposes several
unsafe methods which can be leveraged to result in arbitrary code
execution with no further interaction.
-- Vendor Response:
WinZip has issued build 7245 to correct this vulnerability. More details
can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2006.08.28 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2006.09.05 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2006.11.14 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher.
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