WebEx Security Advisory

WebEx Security Advisory
Date: May 23rd 2006
Control #WEBX-06-1-1
Status: Update Available
Published : July 6, 2006

Vulnerability Summary
A vulnerability within the WebEx Downloader plug-in can result in arbitrary components being delivered from unauthorized sources.

Execution of unauthorized code on workstations having an outdated version of the WebEx downloader.

Risk : Recommended
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Rating Definition
Recommended Potential for malicious code execution or propagation without user awareness. Data security or system resource compromise with low or medium difficulty to exploit.
Optional Minimum to moderate impact, or mitigated to a large degree by configuration settings, logging and alerting, or complexity to exploit.

Download Update at http://www.webex.com/go/downloadSP30

Affected Software
Active-X and Java versions of the WebEx Downloader.

WebEx delivers its application to the desktop via WebEx ActiveX and Java Downloader plug-ins. Previous versions do not validate the source of downloaded components exposing a security vulnerability. The plug-in’s may be updated with properly performing versions.

Answers to Frequently-Asked Questions
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WebEx thanks David Dewey and Mark Dowd of Internet Security Systems’ X-Force, and Zero Day Initiative for reporting this vulnerability.

Revision History
July 6, 2006 – Initial Publication of Update

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