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Category:   Application (Security)  >   McAfee SecurityCenter Vendors:   McAfee
McAfee SecurityCenter Buffer Overflow in the McSubMgr ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018028
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018028
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2584   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 12 2008
Original Entry Date:  May 9 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.x, 7.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in McAfee SecurityCenter. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in the IsOldAppInstalled() function and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The CLSID of the affected control is: 9BE8D7B2-329C-442A-A4AC-ABA9D7572602

The vendor was notified on August 14, 2006.

Peter Vreugdenhil discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available via the automatic update feature.
Vendor URL:  www.mcafee.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 08 May 2007 20:15:05 -0400
Subject:  iDefense Security Advisory 05.08.07: McAfee Security Center

McAfee Security Center IsOldAppInstalled ActiveX Buffer Overflow
Vulnerability

iDefense Security Advisory 05.08.07
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/
May 08, 2007

I. BACKGROUND

McAfee Security Center is a centralized configuration GUI utilized to
control and monitor McAfee Security products such as their AntiVirus,
Firewall and AntiSpam products. More information can be found on the
vendor's site at the following URL.

http://us.mcafee.com/root/product.asp?productid=msc

II. DESCRIPTION

Remote exploitation of a buffer overflow in an ActiveX control
distributed with McAfee Security Center could allow for the execution
of arbitrary code.

When McAfee Security products are installed, they register the following
ActiveX control on the system:

  ProgId: McSubMgr.McSubMgr
  ClassId: 9BE8D7B2-329C-442A-A4AC-ABA9D7572602
  File: MCSUBMGR.DLL, (McAfee Subscription manager module 6.0.0.13)

This control is registered as safe for scripting and contains a buffer
overflow in its IsOldAppInstalled() method.

III. ANALYSIS

Exploitation of this vulnerability is trivial and allows for the
execution of arbitrary code as the currently logged in user.

In order to be successful, attackers would need to convince a victim to
go to a malicious web site. Although this attack requires some social
engineering, the level required is considered minimal.

Publicly available COM object fuzzing tools such as COMRaider can find
this vulnerability using default settings.

Note that this vulnerability is similar to "McAfee Subscription Manager
Stack Buffer Overflow" that was published by eEye Digital Security. At
the time of eEye's publishing, iDefense was aware of two additional
vulnerabilities within this control. One, located in the
GetUserRegisteredForBackend method, appears to have been fixed along
with the issue eEye reported. The other is detailed in this advisory.

IV. DETECTION

iDefense confirmed the existence of this vulnerability using McAfee
Virus Scan 10.0.27 running on Windows XP SP2. However, many additional
McAfee products are reported to install this component.

The vulnerable component includes the versions of the McAfee
Subscription manager module listed below.

  Version 6.x prior to 6.0.0.25
  Version 7.x prior to 7.2.147

V. WORKAROUND

The following workarounds are available for this vulnerability:

  Disable Active Scripting
  Unregister the vulnerable control
  Set the killbit for the vulnerable control

While these workarounds may prevent exploitation they may also adversely
affect the operation of the McAfee product and should only be considered
as short-term workarounds.

VI. VENDOR RESPONSE

"Security Center 7.2.147 and 6.0.25 address the risk associated with
this security flaw. These updates were made available for download on
March 22, 2007. Most consumers will receive the updates automatically.

Consumers who have their McAfee products configured to update
automatically should have already received the appropriate update and
therefore will not need to take further action.

Consumers who have configured their McAfee products to update manually
must run an update."

For information regarding the manual update process, refer to McAfee's
Security Bulletin at the following URL.

http://ts.mcafeehelp.com/faq3.asp?docid=419189

VII. CVE INFORMATION

A Mitre Corp. Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) number has not
been assigned yet.

VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE

08/14/2006  Initial vendor notification
10/17/2006  Second vendor notification
02/07/2007  Third vendor notification
02/08/2007  Initial vendor response
05/08/2007  Coordinated public disclosure

IX. CREDIT

This vulnerability was discovered by Peter Vreugdenhil.

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X. LEGAL NOTICES

Copyright  2007 iDefense, Inc.

Permission is granted for the redistribution of this alert
electronically. It may not be edited in any way without the express
written consent of iDefense. If you wish to reprint the whole or any
part of this alert in any other medium other than electronically,
please e-mail customerservice@idefense.com for permission.

Disclaimer: The information in the advisory is believed to be accurate
at the time of publishing based on currently available information. Use
of the information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition.
 There are no warranties with regard to this information. Neither the
author nor the publisher accepts any liability for any direct,
indirect, or consequential loss or damage arising from use of, or
reliance on, this information.
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