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 :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 38652 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34766

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2570

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