IBM eGatherer ActiveX RunEgatherer Function Overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 22253
SynopsisThe remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpgrade to version 3.20.284.0 or later of the ActiveX control.