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Windows 7: Security with Someone Elses ActiveX

12 Jan 2019   #1
dw85745

Win 7 Pro x32
 
 
Security with Someone Elses ActiveX

I write a lot of code and for the first time I need to put someone elses (Other Microsofts) ActiveX on my system in order to access their server. The ActiveX is written in JAVA and Spy++ is of no use to view what API's are inside this ActiveX. Even it I could determine what API's, who knows what flags and code may exist other than what is exposed to the user.


This ActiveX will be sending data to a database that resides in another directory. However, I can move the database within the other directory to the ActiveX directory, but will need read/write access to the DB
for other purposes from another APP which resides elsewhere.


Anyway to somehow secure this ActiveX so it can only get to:
1) The DB in the same directory if I move it there
2) THe DB in another directory if it remains where it is currently located


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19 Jan 2019   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi dw85745,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw85745 View Post
I need to put someone elses (Other Microsofts) ActiveX on my system in order to access their server.
The ActiveX is written in JAVA and Spy++ is of no use to view what API's are inside this ActiveX.

Anyway to somehow secure this ActiveX so it can only get to:

1) The DB in the same directory if I move it there
2) THe DB in another directory if it remains where it is currently located
I don't know if these will be of any use to you:-

[1] How to prevent ActiveX security risks.
[2] A Comparison between Java and ActiveX Security.

I hope this helps!
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15 Feb 2019   #3
dw85745

Win 7 Pro x32
 
 

Paul Black:
For some reason never received notification of your post.
Thanks for responding.
Attached links help a bit, but Sadly not any viable solutions.
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FWIW: Reposted question(some duplication) with a bit more info.


Security -- Some basic Questions
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