ER Mapper NCSView ActiveX Multiple Buffer Overflows
High Nessus Plugin ID 26014
SynopsisThe remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe remote host contains the 'NCSView' ActiveX control, distributed as part of the ER Mapper package and used to view maps in Internet Explorer.
The version of this control installed on the remote host reportedly contains multiple stack-based buffer overflows. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.
SolutionEither disable the use of this ActiveX control from within Internet Explorer by setting its kill bit or upgrade to ER Mapper version 8.1 (version 184.108.40.206 of the NCSView control itself) or later.