ZDI-12-026 : IBM SPSS ExportHTML.dll ActiveX Control Render Method Remote Code Execution Vulnerability



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ZDI-12-026 : IBM SPSS ExportHTML.dll ActiveX Control Render Method
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-026
February 8, 2012

- -- CVE ID:
CVE-2012-0190

- -- CVSS:
7.5, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

- -- Affected Vendors:

IBM



- -- Affected Products:

IBM SPSS



- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 12040.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

http://www.tippingpoint.com

- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of IBM SPSS. User interaction is required to
exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious
page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the Render() method exposed by the
ExportHTML.dll ActiveX control. This method causes a file to be written
to an arbitrary path specified by the second argument (Output). The
contents of the file can be controlled by manipulating the object
members 'CssLocation', 'LayoutStyle' and 'EmbedCss'. The CssLocation
member can be directed to a UNC path containing a file to be included in
the file generated by the call to Render(). These behaviors can be
exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

- -- Vendor Response:

IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can
be found at:

https://redmine/issues/11917




- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-07-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2012-02-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory



- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod



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