Remote code execution in UUSee UUUpgrade.ocx ActiveX control

Published: 2008-06-27
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2008-7168
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

UUSee UUUpgrade ActiveX control
Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components

Vendor UUSEE

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Unsafe ActiveX method


Risk: Critical


CVE-ID: CVE-2008-7168

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

Exploit availability: Yes


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.


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Vulnerable software versions

UUSee: 2008

UUSee UUUpgrade ActiveX control:

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?