Insecure method vulnerability in the ChilkatCrypt2.ChilkatCrypt2.1 ActiveX control (ChilkatCrypt2.dll in Chilkat Crypt ActiveX Component allows remote attackers to create and overwrite arbitrary files via the WriteFile method. NOTE: this could be leveraged for code execution by creating executable files in Startup folders or by accessing files using hcp:// URLs. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
Published 2008-11-10 14:12:56
Updated 2017-09-29 01:32:25
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Input validation

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-5002

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 98 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2008-5002

  • Chilkat Crypt ActiveX WriteFile Unsafe Method
    Disclosure Date: 2008-11-03
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module allows attackers to execute code via the 'WriteFile' unsafe method of Chilkat Software Inc's Crypt ActiveX control. This exploit is based on shinnai's exploit that uses an hcp:// protocol URI to execute our payload immediately. However, this method req

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-5002

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2008-5002

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
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References for CVE-2008-5002

Products affected by CVE-2008-5002

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