The BackWeb Lite Install Runner ActiveX control contains multiple stack buffer overflows, which can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
BackWeb Lite Install Runner is an ActiveX control that is used to install software on Microsoft Windows systems. This BackWeb component is packaged with Logitech Desktop Messenger, which comes bundled with Logitech mouse software and possibly other Logitech products. The BackWeb Lite Install Runner ActiveX control, which is provided by LiteInstActivator.dll, contains stack buffer overflow vulnerabilities in multiple methods.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page or an HTML email message or attachment), an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
Apply an update
This issue is addressed in Logitech Desktop Messenger 2.56, as specified in the BackWeb Security Update. This version of Logitech Desktop Messenger does not contain the vulnerable ActiveX control. This issue is also addressed by Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-032. This update sets the kill bit for the vulnerable ActiveX control, which prevents it from being used by Internet Explorer.
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2008-06-10|
|Date Last Updated:||2008-06-10 18:06 UTC|