The IBM Lenovo Access Support acpRunner ActiveX control fails to restrict access to its methods, which can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
The Access Support software package for IBM and Lenovo systems includes several ActiveX controls. This software package is also known as Automated Solutions. The acpRunner control, which is provided by AcpController.dll, provides several methods that can be used to download, extract, and run software from a remote server. The acpRunner ActiveX control fails to restrict the web domains that can take these actions.
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 Automated Solutions fix pack 1. This update removes the vulnerable control and also provides an updated version of the acpRunner ActiveX control that properly restricts the web domains that can use the control.
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2007-08-14|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-08-23 17:26 UTC|