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           Akamai Download Manager Code Execution Vulnerability
                               24 July 2009


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:          Akamai Download Manager
Publisher:        Akamai
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access:    Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:       Upgrade
CVE Names:        CVE-2009-2582  

Comment: This ActiveX control may be installed on computers which have
         previously downloaded software from several third party vendors
         who use Akamai's download manager.
         These include Microsoft (Vista beta downloads) and Adobe (certain
         Adobe Acrobat, After Effects and Creative Suite 3 Design and Web
         product downloads).
         If a computer has the vulnerable ActiveX control installed, a remote
         attacker may compromise the computer if the user visits a malicious
         web page.

Revision History: July 24 2009: Added CVE Reference
                  July 23 2009: Initial Release

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Akamai Technologies Security Advisory 2009-0001

* Akamai ID:         2009-0001
* Date:              2009/23/20
* Product Name:      Download Manager
* Affected Versions: <
* Fixed Version:
* CVE IDs:           {TBD}
* CVSS Base Score:   (AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:C/I:C/A:C/B:N) 8.0

* Product Description:

Akamai Download Manager is a client software application that helps
users download content easily, quickly, and reliably.  It is available
as an ActiveX component or Java applet and provides users the ability
to pause, resume downloading at a later time, and automatically
recover from dropped connections or system crashes.

* Vulnerability Description:

Akamai has become aware of a security vulnerability within the Akamai
Download Manager up to and including version of the ActiveX
control.  For successful exploitation, this vulnerability requires a
user to be convinced to visit a malicious URL put into place by an
attacker. This may then lead to an unauthorized download and automatic
execution of arbitrary code run within the context of the victim user.

This vulnerability exist only in the Download Manager client
software and does not affect Akamai's services in any way.

* Patch Instructions:

For ActiveX versions:
Affected users can upgrade to the latest version of Akamai Download
Manager by visiting the following web page:


Visiting that page or any other Download Manager enabled page will
prompt the user to install the latest version of the software
automatically.  Akamai has successfully coordinated with each of our
enterprise customers to ensure that all are distributing the patched

To verify the correct version is installed:

 1) In Internet Explorer, choose "Internet Options..." from the
    "Tools" menu.

 2) Under the "General" tab, select "Settings..." from the "Temporary
    Internet files" section.

 3) Select "View Objects..." from the "Temporary Internet files
    folder" section.

 4) Find the item for "DownloadManager Control" and verify that the
    version is "2,2,4,8" or higher.

 * If you wish to uninstall Download Manager, complete this last step:

 5) Find the item for "DownloadManager Control", right-click and
    select "Remove".

 6) When prompted to confirm, choose "Yes".

For Java versions: The java version is not persistently installed. No
action is required by the user.

* Credit:

This vulnerability was independently discovered and brought to Akamai's
attention by iDefense (http://labs.idefense.com).

* Additional Information:


* About Akamai:

Akamai® is the leading global service provider for accelerating
content and business processes online. Thousands of organizations have
formed trusted relationships with Akamai, improving their revenue and
reducing costs by maximizing the performance of their online
businesses. Leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatform, these organizations
gain business advantage today, and have the foundation for the
emerging Web solutions of tomorrow. Akamai is "The Trusted Choice for
Online Business." For more information, visit www.akamai.com.

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