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NSOADV-2010-008: AnNoText Third-Party ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow
From: NSO Research <nso-research () sotiriu de>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 17:50:59 +0200

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-------------------------- NSOADV-2010-008 ---------------------------

        AnNoText Third-Party ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow
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  Title:                  AnNoText Third-Party ActiveX Control Buffer
                          Overflow
  Severity:               Critical
  Advisory ID:            NSOADV-2010-008
  Found Date:             18.03.2010
  Date Reported:          25.03.2010
  Release Date:           11.06.2010
  Author:                 Nikolas Sotiriu
  Mail:                   nso-research at sotiriu.de
  Website:                http://sotiriu.de/
  Twitter:                http://twitter.com/nsoresearch
  Advisory-URL:           http://sotiriu.de/adv/NSOADV-2010-008.txt
  Vendor:                 AnNoText (http://www.annotext.de/)
  Affected Products:      ADVOAkte 17 Build 4.8.0.116 Patchlevel 034
  Affected Component:     KEYHELPLib ActiveX Control V.1.1.2200.0
  Remote Exploitable:     Yes
  Local Exploitable:      No
  Patch Status:           unknown (No response from vendor)
  Discovered by:          Nikolas Sotiriu
  Disclosure Policy:      http://sotiriu.de/policy.html
  Thanks to:              Thierry Zoller: For the permission to use his
                                          Policy



Background:
===========

AnNoText is a German Company, which makes Software for lawyers.



Description:
============

During the installation of the ADVOAkte an ActiveX Control will be
installed (keyhelp.ocx), in which multiple functions are vulnerable to a
buffer oveflow bugs, which could lead to a remote code execution.

Registered Classes:
+------------------

Name:             KeyPopup Class
Vendor:           KeyWorks Software
Type:             ActiveX-Control
Version:          1.1.2200.0
GUID:             {1E57C6C4-B069-11D3-8D43-00104B138C8C}
File:             keyhelp.ocx
Folder:           C:\WINDOWS\system32\
Safe for Script:  True
Safe for Init:    False


Name:             KeyScript Class
Vendor:           KeyWorks Software
Type:             ActiveX-Control
Version:          1.1.2200.0
GUID:             {45E66957-2932-432A-A156-31503DF0A681}
File:             keyhelp.ocx
Folder:           C:\WINDOWS\system32\
Safe for Script:  True
Safe for Init:    False


Name:             KeyHelp Embedded Window
Vendor:           KeyWorks Software
Type:             ActiveX-Control
Version:          1.1.2200.0
GUID:             {B7ECFD41-BE62-11D2-B9A8-00104B138C8C}
File:             keyhelp.ocx
Folder:           C:\WINDOWS\system32\
Safe for Script:  True
Safe for Init:    True



Proof of Concept :
==================

http://sotiriu.de/software/NSOPOC-2010-008.zip

(coming soon)



Solution:
=========

Disable the vulnerable ActiveX Control by setting the kill bit for the
following CLSID:

{1E57C6C4-B069-11D3-8D43-00104B138C8C}
{45E66957-2932-432A-A156-31503DF0A681}
{B7ECFD41-BE62-11D2-B9A8-00104B138C8C}

Save the following text as a .REG file and imported to set the kill bit
for this controls:

+--------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX
Compatibility\{1E57C6C4-B069-11D3-8D43-00104B138C8C}]
"Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX
Compatibility\{45E66957-2932-432A-A156-31503DF0A681}]
"Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX
Compatibility\{B7ECFD41-BE62-11D2-B9A8-00104B138C8C}]
"Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
+--------------------------------------

More information about how to set the kill bit is available in Microsoft
Support Document 240797 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240797).




Disclosure Timeline (YYYY/MM/DD):
=================================

2010.03.18: Vulnerability found.
2010.03.25: Initial contact by support email address.
2010.03.29: Second contact by support, info and vertrieb (sales) email
            address. Sent the Notification and Disclosure Policy and
            the release date (2010.04.08).
2010.03.29: Initial Vendor response.
2010.03.30: Sent PoC, Advisory, Disclosure policy and planned disclosure
            date (2010.04.08) to Vendor
2010.04.08: Ask for a status update, because the planned release date is
            2010.04.08.
            [-] No Response
2010.04.12: Set Release Date to 2010.04.15.
2010.04.08: Ask for a status update, because the planned release date is
            2010.04.15.
            [-] No Response
2010.04.15: Set Release Date to 2010.04.22.
2010.04.16: Vendor informed me that the vulnerability is a third party
            issue and AnNoText contacted them.
2010.05.20: Asked if AnNoText already got a fixed version of the third
            party component.
            [-] No Response
2010.06.08: Informed AnNoText that the final release date is now the
            2010.06.10
            [-] No Response
2010.06.11: Release of this Advisory on my website
2010.06.19: Release of this Advisory on full-disc and Bugtraq





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