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What Is the Nature of Software Vulnerability NI-64BG6SWQ-5?

Primary Software: LabWindows/CVI Development Systems>>LabWindows/CVI Full Development System
Primary Software Version: 2012
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A

I’d like to understand how severe software vulnerability NI-64BG6SWQ-5 is so that I can make an informed decision about patching the affected software. What information is available concerning vulnerability NI-64BG6SWQ-5?

You can use the following information to assess the security risk of vulnerability NI-64BG6SWQ-5 to your environment: 

Flaw details:

The ActiveX control in exlauncher.dll allows any URL to launch the LabWindows/CVI development environment to display example files that reside on the target.

Impact and exploitability:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to consume excess resources on the target machine with the same privileges as the current user.  The targeted user must visit a malicious page using Microsoft Internet Explorer or open a malicious Microsoft Office file for an attacker to successfully exploit this vulnerability.  National Instruments is not aware of any active attempts to exploit this issue.

 CVSS Severity: Medium

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Affected products:

This vulnerability affects the following major products. 

Affected software



2012 SP1 and previous


National Instruments has issued an update to affected products. For more information, refer to How Does NI Security Update 67L8K7QW Affect Me?

In lieu of patching, users of affected products can add “kill bits” to the registry to prevent vulnerable ActiveX controls from being loaded in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. For more information, refer to How Do Microsoft “Kill Bits” Affect NI ActiveX Components?

The NI Product Security Team published this advisory.  You may direct questions about this advisory to security 'at' and find more information about National Instruments product security at

Related Links: KnowledgeBase 67L8N7QW: How Do The NI Q2 2013 Security Updates Affect Me?


Report Date: 08/22/2013
Last Updated: 11/15/2013
Document ID: 6CLDQ5NS

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