ID CVE-2007-1819
Summary Stack-based buffer overflow in the SPIDERLib.Loader ActiveX control (Spider90.ocx) 9.1.0.4353 in TestDirector (TD) for Mercury Quality Center 9.0 before Patch 12.1, and 8.2 SP1 before Patch 32, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long ProgColor property.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • HP Mercury Quality Center 8.2 sp1
    cpe:2.3:a:hp:mercury_quality_center:8.2:sp1
  • HP Mercury Quality Center 9.0
    cpe:2.3:a:hp:mercury_quality_center:9.0
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 03-04-2007 - 21:33)
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
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
  • description HP Mercury Quality Center Spider90.ocx ProgColor Overflow Exploit. CVE-2007-1819. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:3661
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2007-04-04
    published 2007-04-04
    reporter ri0t
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/3661/
    title HP Mercury Quality Center Spider90.ocx ProgColor Overflow Exploit
  • description HP Mercury Quality Center ActiveX Control ProgColor Buffer Overflow. CVE-2007-1819. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:16580
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2010-04-30
    published 2010-04-30
    reporter metasploit
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16580/
    title HP Mercury Quality Center ActiveX Control ProgColor Buffer Overflow
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a stack-based buffer overflow in SPIDERLib.Loader ActiveX control (Spider90.ocx) 9.1.0.4353 installed by TestDirector (TD) for Hewlett-Packard Mercury Quality Center 9.0 before Patch 12.1, and 8.2 SP1 before Patch 32. By setting an overly long value to 'ProgColor', an attacker can overrun a buffer and execute arbitrary code.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/HPMQC_PROGCOLOR
last seen 2019-02-12
modified 2017-10-05
published 2007-04-06
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/browser/hpmqc_progcolor.rb
title HP Mercury Quality Center ActiveX Control ProgColor Buffer Overflow
nessus via4
  • NASL family CGI abuses
    NASL id MERCURY_QC_ACTIVEX_PROGCOLOR_OVERFLOW2.NASL
    description The remote host is running Mercury Quality Center, a web-based solution for automatic software testing. The version of Quality Center installed on the remote host hosts an ActiveX control affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability and will serve up a copy of that control if a connecting client does not have the control or has an older version of it. In this way, the remote host could be used as a vector for propagating the control, which might then be exploited remotely to execute arbitrary code on other hosts.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 24910
    published 2007-04-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=24910
    title TestDirector (TD) for Mercury Quality Center SPIDERLib.Loader ActiveX Control (Spider90.ocx) ProgColor Property Overflow (2)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id MERCURY_QC_ACTIVEX_PROGCOLOR_OVERFLOW.NASL
    description The Windows remote host contains an ActiveX control used by Mercury Quality Center, a web-based solution for automatic software testing. The version of this ActiveX control on the remote host reportedly contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in its 'ProgColor' property. By setting the property to an overly long value, a remote attacker may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the privileges of the current user.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 24909
    published 2007-04-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=24909
    title TestDirector (TD) for Mercury Quality Center SPIDERLib.Loader ActiveX Control (Spider90.ocx) ProgColor Property Overflow
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/83239/hpmqc_progcolor.rb.txt
id PACKETSTORM:83239
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2009-11-26
reporter Trancer
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/83239/HP-Mercury-Quality-Center-ActiveX-Control-ProgColor-Buffer-Overflow.html
title HP Mercury Quality Center ActiveX Control ProgColor Buffer Overflow
refmap via4
bid 23239
cert-vn VU#589097
confirm http://webnotes.merc-int.com/patches.nsf/c4d68388a23535dc422567d0004bbae2/7a0f7f0efc7905fdc225729f004cf387?OpenDocument
hp
  • HPSBGN02199
  • SSRT071312
idefense 20070402 Hewlett-Packard Mercury Quality Center ActiveX Control ProgColor Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
misc http://webnotes.merc-int.com/patches.nsf/c4d68388a23535dc422567d0004bbae2/cf109e434c7765eac22572a4006c6e94?OpenDocument
sectrack 1017835
secunia 24692
vupen ADV-2007-1185
xf hp-mercury-quality-progcolor-bo(33353)
Last major update 06-09-2013 - 01:21
Published 02-04-2007 - 19:19
Last modified 28-07-2017 - 21:31
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