McAfee Virtual Technician ActiveX Control GetObject() Method Remote Command Execution (SB10028)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61719


An ActiveX control installed on the remote Windows host can be abused to execute arbitrary code.


The remote Windows host has a version of the McAfee Virtual Technician / ePolicy Orchestrator ActiveX control that allows execution of arbitrary code. The 'GetObject()' method can be used to load any class on the underlying operating system. For example, by loading the 'WScript.Shell' class, attackers can then run arbitrary operating system commands.

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 commands on the affected system subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to McAfee Virtual Technician 6.4 / ePolicy Orchestrator 1.0.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61719

File Name: mcafee_virtual_technician_activex.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/08/29

Modified: 2017/10/09

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:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mcafee:mcafee_virtual_technician

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/04/30

Exploitable With

Metasploit (McAfee Virtual Technician MVTControl GetObject Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4598

BID: 53304

OSVDB: 81657

EDB-ID: 18805, 18812