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AdminStudio LaunchHelp.dll ActiveX Arbitrary Code Execution

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AdminStudio LaunchHelp.dll ActiveX Arbitrary Code Execution



This module exploits a vulnerability in AdminStudio LaunchHelp.dll ActiveX control. The LaunchProcess function found in LaunchHelp.HelpLauncher.1 allows remote attackers to run arbitrary commands on the victim machine. This module has been successfully tested with the ActiveX installed with AdminStudio 9.5, which also comes with Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 10 SP2, on IE 6 and IE 8 over Windows XP SP 3.


  • rgod
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/browser/zenworks_helplauncher_exec
msf exploit(zenworks_helplauncher_exec) > show targets
msf exploit(zenworks_helplauncher_exec) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(zenworks_helplauncher_exec) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(zenworks_helplauncher_exec) > exploit

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