ID CVE-2010-3973
Summary The WMITools ActiveX control in WBEMSingleView.ocx 1.50.1131.0 in Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools 1.1 and earlier in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted argument to the AddContextRef method, possibly an untrusted pointer dereference, aka "Microsoft WMITools ActiveX Control Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:wmi_administrative_tools:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:wmi_administrative_tools:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 12-10-2018 - 21:59)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • Code Injection
    An adversary exploits a weakness in input validation on the target to inject new code into that which is currently executing. This differs from code inclusion in that code inclusion involves the addition or replacement of a reference to a code file, which is subsequently loaded by the target and used as part of the code of some application.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
oval via4
accepted 2014-05-05T04:00:11.435-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Josh Turpin
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (x86) SP3 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5631
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4193
description The WMITools ActiveX control in WBEMSingleView.ocx 1.50.1131.0 in Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools 1.1 and earlier in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted argument to the AddContextRef method, possibly an untrusted pointer dereference, aka "Microsoft WMITools ActiveX Control Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12475
status accepted
submitted 2010-02-08T13:00:00
title Microsoft WMITools ActiveX Control Vulnerability
version 23
refmap via4
bid 45546
cert-vn VU#725596
exploit-db 15809
misc
ms MS11-027
secunia 42693
vupen ADV-2010-3301
xf ms-wmi-wbemsingleview-ce(64250)
saint via4
bid 45546
description Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools ActiveX Control AddContextRef vulnerability
id win_patch_wbemsingleview
osvdb 69942
title microsoft_wmi_admin_tools_addcontextref
type client
Last major update 12-10-2018 - 21:59
Published 23-12-2010 - 18:00
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