ID CVE-2006-3442
Summary Unspecified vulnerability in Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM) in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted multicast message. Successful exploitation requires that the MSMQ (Microsoft Message Queuing) service is installed, which is not a default service.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:*:sp1:tablet_pc:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:*:sp2:tablet_pc:*:*:*:*:*
Base: 7.6 (as of 18-10-2018 - 16:47)
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf ( http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
oval via4
accepted 2006-10-24T09:15:55.397-04:00
class vulnerability
name Robert L. Hollis
organization ThreatGuard, Inc.
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP SP1 (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:521
description Unspecified vulnerability in Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM) in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted multicast message.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:457
status accepted
submitted 2006-09-21T07:56:35
title PGM Code Execution Vulnerability
version 38
refmap via4
bid 19922
cert TA06-255A
cert-vn VU#455516
  • HPSBST02134
  • SSRT061187
ms MS06-052
sectrack 1016827
secunia 21851
vupen ADV-2006-3563
xf win-pgm-bo(28643)
Last major update 18-10-2018 - 16:47
Published 12-09-2006 - 23:07
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