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NSOADV-2010-006: Authentium Command Free Scan ActiveX Control buffer overflow
From: NSO Research <nso-research () sotiriu de>
Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 16:32:48 +0100

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-------------------------- NSOADV-2010-006 ---------------------------

    Authentium Command Free Scan ActiveX Control buffer overflow
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  Title:                  Authentium Command On Demand ActiveX Control
                          Buffer Overflow
  Severity:               High
  Advisory ID:            NSOADV-2010-006
  Found Date:             15.02.2010
  Date Reported:          22.02.2010
  Release Date:           04.03.2010
  Author:                 Nikolas Sotiriu
  Website:                http://sotiriu.de
  Twitter:                http://twitter.com/nsoresearch
  Mail:                   nso-research at sotiriu.de
  URL:                    http://sotiriu.de/adv/NSOADV-2009-006.txt
  Vendor:                 Authentium (http://www.authentium.com/)
  Affected Products:      Authentium Command On Demand Online Scan
                          (http://www.commandondemand.com/)
  Affected Component:     CSS Web Installer ActiveX V.1.4.9508.605
  Remote Exploitable:     Yes
  Local Exploitable:      No
  Patch Status:           No Patch (See Solution)
  Discovered by:          Nikolas Sotiriu
  Disclosure Policy:      http://sotiriu.de/policy.html
  Thanks to:              Thierry Zoller: For the permission to use his
                                          Policy



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

Authentium Command On Demand is a highly-effective, totally free virus
scanner. Command on Demand scans for more than half a million Internet
threats, using definition files that are updated daily

(Product description from Website)



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

Remote exploitation of a buffer overflow vulnerability in Authentium
Command On Demand Online scanner service could allow an attacker to
execute arbitrary code within the security context of the targeted user.

The affected function is "InstallProduct1". The functions
"InstallProduct" and "InstallProduct2" seems to be also vulnerable.

Name:             CSS Web Installer Class
Vendor:           Authentium, Inc.
Type:             ActiveX-Control
Version:          1.4.9508.605
Prog ID:          CSSWEBLib.Installer
GUID:             {6CCE3920-3183-4B3D-808A-B12EB769DE12}
File:             cssweb.dll
Folder:           C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\
Safe for Script:  True
Safe for Init:    True
IObjectSafety:    False



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

http://sotiriu.de/software/NSOPOC-2010-006.zip



Solution:
=========
Product is no longer supported.

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

{6CCE3920-3183-4B3D-808A-B12EB769DE12}


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

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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX
Compatibility\{6CCE3920-3183-4B3D-808A-B12EB769DE12}]
"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):
=================================

2010.02.15: Vulnerability found
2010.02.22: Initial contact per Online forms
            [-] No Response
2010.03.01: Seconad contact per Online forms
2010.03.01: Initial vendor response
2010.03.02: Ask for a direct contact, a PGP Key and send the Disclosure
            Policy to vendor.
2010.03.02: Got an Email address
2010.03.02: Sent PoC, Advisory, Disclosure policy and planned disclosure
            date (2010.03.11) to Vendor
2010.03.03: Vendor response that the product is no longer supported and
            the domain will be taken down.
2010.03.04: Domain is down
2010.03.04: Release of this Advisory






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