ID CVE-2007-4466
Summary Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in Electronic Arts (EA) SnoopyCtrl ActiveX control (NPSnpy.dll) allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified methods and parameters.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:electronic_arts:snoopyctrl
Base: 6.8 (as of 09-10-2007 - 19:36)
  • 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.
exploit-db via4
description Electronic Arts SnoopyCtrl ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow. CVE-2007-4466. Remote exploit for windows platform
id EDB-ID:16609
last seen 2016-02-02
modified 2010-11-11
published 2010-11-11
reporter metasploit
title Electronic Arts SnoopyCtrl ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in Electronic Arts SnoopyCtrl ActiveX Control (NPSnpy.dll When sending an overly long string to the CheckRequirements() method, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
last seen 2019-03-25
modified 2017-10-05
published 2009-10-15
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
title Electronic Arts SnoopyCtrl ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow
packetstorm via4
data source
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2009-11-26
reporter MC
title Electronic Arts SnoopyCtrl ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow
refmap via4
bid 25970
cert-vn VU#179281
osvdb 37723
secunia 27143
vupen ADV-2007-3415
xf electronicarts-snoopyctrl-bo(37020)
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 21:58
Published 09-10-2007 - 18:17
Last modified 28-07-2017 - 21:32
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