Symantec Fax Viewer Control ActiveX Control AppendFax Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 38652


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38652

File Name: winfax_activex_appendfax_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/04/30

Modified: 2016/11/15

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2570

BID: 34766

OSVDB: 54137

Secunia: 34925

CWE: 119