ACTi Network Video Recorder Sp2_2.0 ActiveX Control nvutility.dll path traversal

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A vulnerability was found in ACTi Network Video Recorder Sp2_2.0. It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown code block in the library nvutility.dll of the component ActiveX Control. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a path traversal vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-22. The software uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the software does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. CVE summarizes:

Multiple absolute path traversal vulnerabilities in the nvUtility.Utility.1 ActiveX control in nvUtility.dll in ACTi Network Video Recorder (NVR) SP2 2.0 allow remote attackers to (1) create or overwrite arbitrary files via a full pathname in the first argument to the SaveXMLFile method or (2) delete arbitrary files via a full pathname in the argument to the DeleteXMLFile method.

The weakness was shared 08/27/2007 by shinnai (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2007-4583. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details and also a public exploit are known. This vulnerability is assigned to T1006 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

A public exploit has been developed by shinnai and been published immediately after the advisory. It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (36304) and Exploit-DB (4323). The entries 38553 and 86036 are related to this item.




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Class: Path traversal
ATT&CK: T1006

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: shinnai
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Researcher: shinnai
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2007-4583 (🔍)
X-Force: 36304
Vulnerability Center: 31262 - ACTi NVR SP2 2.0 Multiple Remote Absolute Path Traversal Vulnerabilities, Medium
SecurityFocus: 25465 - ACTi Network Video Controller Multiple ActiveX Controls Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 26622
OSVDB: 38386 - ACTi NVR Server nvUtility.Utility ActiveX (nvUtility.dll) SaveXMLFile Method Traversal Arbitrary File Overwrite

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Created: 03/16/2015 12:18 PM
Updated: 07/21/2021 05:31 PM
Changes: 03/16/2015 12:18 PM (52), 03/22/2017 09:29 AM (17), 07/21/2021 05:31 PM (3)
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