Symantec Fax Viewer Control ActiveX Control AppendFax Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The version of the Symantec Fax Viewer Control ActiveX control, a
component included with Symantec Winfax Pro and installed on the
remote Windows host, reportedly contains a stack-based buffer overflow
that can be triggered by calling the 'AppendFax' method with an overly
long argument. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host
into viewing a specially crafted HTML document, he can leverage this
issue to execute arbitrary code on the affected system subject to the
user's privileges.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1078766b
http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2009/Apr/285
http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2009/Apr/296

Solution :

Remove the affected software as it is no longer supported by Symantec.

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:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 38652 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34766

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2570

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