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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Symantec WinFax Vendors:   Symantec
Symantec WinFax Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022147
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2570   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 27 2009
Original Entry Date:  Apr 30 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.03
Description:   pyrokinesis and trotzkista from Nine:Situations:Group reported a vulnerability in Symantec WinFax. 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 invoke the Symantec Fax Viewer Control (DCCFAXVW.DLL) and trigger a buffer overflow to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The CLSID of the vulnerable control is: C05A1FBC-1413-11D1-B05F-00805F4945F6

The original advisory and demonstration exploit is available at:

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:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor no longer supports this product and has indicated that, as a workaround, users can set the kill bit for this ActiveX control, as described in:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:00:00 +0200
Subject:  Symantec Fax Viewer Control v10 (DCCFAXVW.DLL) remote buffer overflow



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