CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup ListCtrl ActiveX (ListCtrl.ocx) AddColumn() Method Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 31731


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


The version of the ListCtrl ActiveX control included with various CA products and installed on the remote host contains a buffer overflow that can be triggered by a long argument to the 'AddColumn' method.
If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially- crafted web page, this method could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the affected system subject to the user's privileges.


Apply the appropriate patch as described in the vendor advisory referenced above.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31731

File Name: dsm_listctrl_activex_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.23 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/04/03

Modified: 2016/12/06

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Core Impact

Metasploit (CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup AddColumn() ActiveX Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1472

BID: 28268

EDB-ID: 5264

OSVDB: 43214

Secunia: 29408

CWE: 119