Exposed Unsafe ActiveX Method
|ID: 618||Date: (C)2012-05-14 (M)2012-11-08|
|Type: weakness||Status: INCOMPLETE|
|Abstraction Type: Base|
An ActiveX control is intended for use in a web browser, but it
exposes dangerous methods that perform actions that are outside of the browser's
security model (e.g. the zone or domain).
Extended DescriptionActiveX controls can exercise far greater control over the operating
various vulnerabilities, depending on the implemented behaviors of those
methods, and whether input validation is performed on the provided
arguments. If there is no integrity checking or origin validation, this
method could be invoked by attackers.
Time Of Introduction
- Architecture and Design
|Other ||Other || |
|Implementation || ||If you must expose a method, make sure to perform input validation on
all arguments, and protect against all possible vulnerabilities. || || |
|Architecture and Design || ||Use code signing, although this does not protect against any
weaknesses that are already in the control. || || |
|Architecture and DesignSystem Configuration || ||Where possible, avoid marking the control as safe for
scripting. || || |
|CWE-618 ChildOf CWE-907 ||Category ||CWE-888 || |
- CVE-2007-1120 : download a file to arbitrary folders.
- CVE-2006-6838 : control downloads and executes a url in a parameter
- CVE-2007-0321 : resultant buffer overflow
For more examples, refer to CVE relations in the bottom box.
White Box Definitions None
Black Box Definitions None
- Mark Dowd John McDonald Justin Schuh .The Art of Software Security Assessment 1st Edition. Addison Wesley. Section:'Chapter 12, "ActiveX Security", Page 749.'. Published on 2006.