IBM eGatherer ActiveX RunEgatherer Function Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The Windows remote host contains the eGatherer ActiveX control, which
is typically installed by default on IBM workstations and laptops and
used for automatically locating drivers and updates on IBM / Lenovo
support sites.

The version of this ActiveX control on the remote host reportedly
contains a stack-based buffer overflow in the 'RunEgatherer' function.
Exploitation of this issue may allow an unauthenticated remote
attacker to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.

See also :

http://research.eeye.com/html/advisories/published/AD20060816.html
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2006/Aug/448

Solution :

Upgrade to version 3.20.284.0 or later of the ActiveX control.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 22253 (egatherer_runegatherer_activex_overflow.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 19554

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4221

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