[原文]SystemSoft SystemWizard package in HP Pavilion PC with Windows 98, and possibly other platforms and operating systems, installs two ActiveX controls that are marked as safe for scripting, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a malicious web page that references (1) the Launch control, or (2) the RegObj control.
This issue was originally posted to the newsgroup comp.risks by Richard M. Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> on July 21, 1999.
SystemSoft SystemWizard for HP Pavilion
Microsoft Windows 98
HP Pavilion computers are shipped with SystemWizard, a diagnostic utility. This utility includes two ActiveX controls. Although they can launch programs and access the registry among other things, they are marked safe for scripting and therefore can be called from web pages or HTML email. Microsoft implemented the Authenticode system to improve ActiveX security, but it only warns about downloading ActiveX controls, not running controls already installed or pre-installed on the system.
Richard M. Smith <email@example.com> has built a web page to determine which of the dangerous ActiveX controls known to him are installed on the computer viewing the page. It can be found at: http://www.tiac.net/users/smiths/acctroj/axcheck.htm
SystemSoft has released a patch, and it can be downloaded at: