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UNIRAS Brief - 754/06 - SECUNIA ADVISORY: ID:SA22891 - WinZip FileView ActiveX Control Insecure Methods



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 UNIRAS (UK Government CERT) Briefing - 754/06 dated 16.11.06 time 14:10
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 Co-ordination Centre)
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SECUNIA ADVISORY: ID:SA22891 - WinZip FileView ActiveX Control Insecure Methods

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A vulnerability has been reported in WinZip, which can be exploited
by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to several unspecified insecure
methods in the FileView ActiveX control (WZFILEVIEW.FileViewCtrl.61).
This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code via a specially
crafted web site.


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TITLE:
WinZip FileView ActiveX Control Insecure Methods

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA22891

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/22891/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
- From remote

SOFTWARE:
WinZip 10.x
http://secunia.com/product/6294/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in WinZip, which can be exploited
by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to several unspecified insecure
methods in the FileView ActiveX control (WZFILEVIEW.FileViewCtrl.61).
This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code via a specially
crafted web site.

Successful exploitation requires that the user is tricked into
visiting a malicious web site.

The vulnerability is reported in WinZip 10.0 versions prior to Build
7245.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 10.0 Build 7245.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Discovered by an anonymous person and reported via ZDI.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
WinZip:
http://www.winzip.com/wz7245.htm

ZDI:
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-06-040.html

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