Vulnerability Note VU#34453

SystemWizard Launch ActiveX Control lacks authentication

Original Release date: 02 Nov 2000 | Last revised: 02 Nov 2000

Overview

Description

The SystemWizard "Launch" ActiveX Control may allow attackers to execute arbitrary commands on systems where the control is installed. This control was shipped on HP Pavilion computers running Windows 98, as part of a diagnostic application named "SystemWizard" produced by SystemSoft. This control can be used to run arbitrary commands without authentication. Because the control is marked safe-for-scripting, this vulnerability can be exploited via a web page if the user has the vulnerable control installed.

This control is implemented in the file launch.ocx and has a ClassID of {63F62A67-1E02-11D1-A710-0000860F8A73}. The control can also be referenced as LAUNCH.LaunchCtrl.1.

Impact

Attacker can execute arbitrary commands.

Solution

Apply a patch

SystemSoft has a patch which appears to address this issue:

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
SystemSoftAffected-02 Nov 2000
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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References

Credit

Thanks to Richard Smith for making the CERT/CC aware of this vulnerability.

This document was written by Cory F Cohen.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 29 Jul 99
  • Date First Published: 02 Nov 2000
  • Date Last Updated: 02 Nov 2000
  • Severity Metric: 25.01
  • Document Revision: 5

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