Zero-day vulnerability in Samsung SDS Acube ActiveX Control

Improper input validation

The South Korean CERT has reported in the wild exploitation of a remote code execution vulnerability in a popular ActiveX component. The group behind this attack is called Andariel Group. the group is tied to activity of a known North Korean adversary Lazarus Group.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2018053105 - Remote code execution in Samsung SDS Acube ActiveX Control

Vulnerable component: Samsung SDS Acube ActiveX Control

CVE-ID:

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/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-20 - Improper Input Validation

Description:

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation within the AcubeFileCtrl.ocx ActiveX component. A remote attacker can trick the victim into visiting a specially crafted web page and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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


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