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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1647

The ChilkatHttp.ChilkatHttp.1 and ChilkatHttp.ChilkatHttpRequest.1 ActiveX controls in ChilkatHttp.dll,, and earlier in ChilkatHttp ActiveX expose the unsafe SaveLastError method, which allows remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
Publish Date : 2008-04-02 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
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Vulnerability Type(s)

- Vendor Statements

This issue only applies when running the HTTP ActiveX from within Internet Explorer. The Chilkat HTTP ActiveX component includes methods that are capable of reading and writing files. If the HTTP ActiveX is to be hosted within Internet Explorer, it should be downloaded from a trusted site and the ActiveX DLL should be signed. (Chilkat provides signed DLLs upon request, and the CABs downloadable from Chilkats website,, are digitally signed.)

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1647

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Chilkat Software Chilkathttp Activex Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Chilkat Software Chilkathttp Activex Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Chilkat Software Chilkathttp Activex 2

- References For CVE-2008-1647
XF chilkathttp-activex-file-overwrite(45988)
VUPEN ADV-2008-1050
BID 28546 Chilkat HTTP 'ChilkatHttp.dll' ActiveX Control Insecure Method Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-04-02

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1647

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