Oracle AutoVueX ActiveX Arbitrary File Creation (Nov 3, 2011)


Oracle’s AutoVue enterprise visualization is a suite of Oracle products for viewing, reviewing and collaborating on product, asset and engineering documents and information across remote locations. The AutoVue suite contains an ActiveX control (AutoVueX.ocx) that allows web based interaction with the specified documents.

A file creation vulnerability exists in Oracle’s AutoVueX ActiveX control. Specifically, the vulnerable ActiveX control fail to sanitize parameters in several methods which handle file I/O. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a specially crafted webpage. Successful exploitation can result in arbitrary file creation or file overwriting on the file system.

SonicWALL has released multiple IPS signatures to detect and block specific exploitation attempts targeting this vulnerability. The signatures are listed below:

  • 2587 Oracle AutoVueX ActiveX Arbitrary File Creation 1
  • 2849 Oracle AutoVueX ActiveX Arbitrary File Creation 2
  • 2921 Oracle AutoVueX ActiveX Arbitrary File Creation 3
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