The IBM Lenovo Access Support acpRunner ActiveX control contains a format string vulnerability, which may 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 contains a format string vulnerability.
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. The attacker could also cause the web browser to crash.
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 addresses the format string vulnerability.
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:||2009-04-13 17:23 UTC|