Akamai Download Manager Vulnerability

Akamai Download Manager installs an ActiveX control if a user uses the ActiveX download manager. The ActiveX control will remain installed on the users computer until manually removed. A program execution vulnerabillity has been identified within this ActiveX control. This problem is due to two undocumented object parameters. By using these parameters in a malicous website, it is possible to cause the Download Manager to automatically download and execute arbitrary applications from malicious hosts.

Akamai has released a new version of the download manager to correct this issue. MicroSolved recommends updating to the newest version if you have ever used the Download Manager. It is also possible to manually remove the ActiveX control, or set the kill-bits for this control to disable it.