Microsoft Whale Client Components ActiveX (WhlMgr.dll) Multiple Method Overflows

High Nessus Plugin ID 38734


The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by multiple buffer overflows.


The version of the Whale Client Components ActiveX control, a component of Microsoft Whale Intelligent Application Gateway product and installed on the remote Windows host, reportedly contains multiple stack-based buffer overflows that can be triggered using long arguments to the 'CheckForUpdates' and 'UpdateComponents' methods. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into viewing a specially crafted HTML document, he can leverage these issues to execute arbitrary code on the affected system subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway 3.7 SP2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38734

File Name: whale_client_activex_3_7_sp2_overflows.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/05/11

Modified: 2014/04/17

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Metasploit (Microsoft Whale Intelligent Application Gateway ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2238

BID: 34532

OSVDB: 53933

CERT: 789121

Secunia: 34725

CWE: 119