ID CVE-2006-3961
Summary Buffer overflow in McSubMgr ActiveX control (mcsubmgr.dll) in McAfee Security Center 6.0.23 for Internet Security Suite 2006, Wireless Home Network Security, Personal Firewall Plus, VirusScan, Privacy Service, SpamKiller, AntiSpyware, and QuickClean allows remote user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary commands via long string parameters, which are later used in vsprintf.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • McAfee AntiSpyware 2005
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:antispyware:2005
  • McAfee AntiSpyware 2006
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:antispyware:2006
  • cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:internet_security_suite:2004
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:internet_security_suite:2004
  • cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:internet_security_suite:2005
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:internet_security_suite:2005
  • cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:internet_security_suite:2006
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:internet_security_suite:2006
  • cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:personal_firewall_plus:2004
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:personal_firewall_plus:2004
  • cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:personal_firewall_plus:2005
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:personal_firewall_plus:2005
  • cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:personal_firewall_plus:2006
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:personal_firewall_plus:2006
  • McAfee Privacy Service 2004
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:privacy_service:2004
  • McAfee Privacy Service 2005
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:privacy_service:2005
  • McAfee Privacy Service 2006
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:privacy_service:2006
  • McAfee QuickClean 2004
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:quickclean:2004
  • McAfee QuickClean 2005
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:quickclean:2005
  • McAfee QuickClean 2006
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:quickclean:2006
  • McAfee SecurityCenter 4.3
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:security_center:4.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:security_center:6.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:security_center:6.0.22
  • cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:security_center:6.0.23
  • McAfee SpamKiller 2004
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:spamkiller:5.0
  • McAfee SpamKiller 2005
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:spamkiller:6.0
  • McAfee SpamKiller 2006
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:spamkiller:7.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:virusscan:2004
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:virusscan:2004
  • cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:virusscan:2005
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:virusscan:2005
  • cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:virusscan:2006
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:virusscan:2006
  • McAfee Wireless Home Network Security 2006
    cpe:2.3:a:mcafee:wireless_home_network_security:2006
CVSS
Base: 6.8 (as of 02-08-2006 - 15:49)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
exploit-db via4
description McAfee Subscription Manager Stack Buffer Overflow. CVE-2006-3961. Remote exploit for windows platform
id EDB-ID:16510
last seen 2016-02-02
modified 2010-07-03
published 2010-07-03
reporter metasploit
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16510/
title McAfee Subscription Manager Stack Buffer Overflow
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a flaw in the McAfee Subscription Manager ActiveX control. Due to an unsafe use of vsprintf, it is possible to trigger a stack buffer overflow by passing a large string to one of the COM-exposed routines, such as IsAppExpired. This vulnerability was discovered by Karl Lynn of eEye.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/MCAFEE_MCSUBMGR_VSPRINTF
last seen 2019-03-24
modified 2017-07-24
published 2006-08-14
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/browser/mcafee_mcsubmgr_vsprintf.rb
title McAfee Subscription Manager Stack Buffer Overflow
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/82987/mcafee_mcsubmgr_vsprintf.rb.txt
id PACKETSTORM:82987
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2009-11-26
reporter skape
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/82987/McAfee-Subscription-Manager-Stack-Overflow.html
title McAfee Subscription Manager Stack Overflow
refmap via4
bid 19265
bugtraq 20060807 [EEYEB-20060719] McAfee Subscription Manager Stack Buffer Overflow
cert-vn VU#481212
confirm http://ts.mcafeehelp.com/faq3.asp?docid=407052
misc
osvdb 27698
sectrack 1016614
secunia 21264
vupen ADV-2006-3096
saint via4
bid 19265
description McAfee Subscription Manager ActiveX buffer overflow
id misc_av_mcafeesubmgr
osvdb 27698
title mcafee_subscription_manager
type client
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 00:00
Published 01-08-2006 - 17:04
Last modified 17-10-2018 - 17:32
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