Zero-day vulnerability in UUSee UUUpgrade ActiveX control

Unsafe ActiveX method

Not patched

The vulnerability exploitation was detected in the wild by Symantec team via Honeypot Analysis.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2008062701 - Remote code execution in UUSee UUUpgrade.ocx ActiveX control

Vulnerable component: UUSee UUUpgrade ActiveX control

CVE-ID: CVE-2008-7168

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-618 - Exposed Unsafe ActiveX Method


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of arguments passed to the "Update()"  method in UUUpgrade.ocx ActiveX control. A remote attacker can trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website and upload malicious file into arbitrary location on victim's computer.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability was being actively exploited in the wild.

Public Exploits: