ID CVE-2011-2217
Summary Certain ActiveX controls in (1) tsgetxu71ex552.dll and (2) tsgetx71ex552.dll in Tom Sawyer GET Extension Factory 5.5.2.237, as used in VI Client (aka VMware Infrastructure Client) 2.0.2 before Build 230598 and 2.5 before Build 204931 in VMware Infrastructure 3, do not properly handle attempted initialization within Internet Explorer, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted HTML document.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:tomsawyer:get_extension_factory:5.5.2.237
    cpe:2.3:a:tomsawyer:get_extension_factory:5.5.2.237
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:virtual_infrastructure_client:2.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:virtual_infrastructure_client:2.0.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:virtual_infrastructure_client:2.5
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:virtual_infrastructure_client:2.5
  • VMWare VMWare Infrastructure 3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:infrastructure:3
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 07-06-2011 - 12:43)
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 Tom Sawyer Software GET Extension Factory Remote Code Execution. CVE-2011-2217. Remote exploit for windows platform
id EDB-ID:19030
last seen 2016-02-02
modified 2012-06-10
published 2012-06-10
reporter metasploit
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/19030/
title Tom Sawyer Software GET Extension Factory Remote Code Execution
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a remote code execution vulnerability in the tsgetx71ex553.dll ActiveX control installed with Tom Sawyer GET Extension Factory due to an incorrect initialization under Internet Explorer. While the Tom Sawyer GET Extension Factory is installed with some versions of VMware Infrastructure Client, this module has been tested only with the versions installed with Embarcadero Technologies ER/Studio XE2 / Embarcadero Studio Portal 1.6. The ActiveX control tested is tsgetx71ex553.dll, version 5.5.3.238. This module achieves DEP and ASLR bypass using the well known msvcr71.dll rop chain. The dll is installed by default with the Embarcadero software, and loaded by the targeted ActiveX.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/TOM_SAWYER_TSGETX71EX552
last seen 2018-09-02
modified 2017-10-05
published 2012-06-08
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/browser/tom_sawyer_tsgetx71ex552.rb
title Tom Sawyer Software GET Extension Factory Remote Code Execution
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id TOMSAWYER_GET_EXTENSION_FACTORY_ACTIVEX.NASL
    description Tom Sawyer Software's GET Extension Factory, a component used for graph visualization applications, is installed on the remote Windows host. It may have been bundled with a third-party application, such as the VMware Infrastructure Client or Embarcadero ER / Studio XE2. The installed version of this component has a vulnerability in that it does not initialize COM objects properly inside Internet Explorer, which leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 54990
    published 2011-06-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=54990
    title Tom Sawyer Software GET Extension Factory COM Object Instantiation Memory Corruption
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2011-0009_REMOTE.NASL
    description The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - A flaw exists in the Linux Kernel in the do_anonymous_page() function due to improper separation of the stack and the heap. An attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-2240) - A packet filter bypass exists in the Linux Kernel e1000 driver due to processing trailing payload data as a complete frame. A remote attacker can exploit this to bypass packet filters via a large packet with a crafted payload. (CVE-2009-4536) - A use-after-free error exists in the Linux Kernel when IPV6_RECVPKTINFO is set on a listening socket. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a SYN packet while the socket is in a listening (TCP_LISTEN) state, to cause a kernel panic, resulting in a denial of service condition. (CVE-2010-1188) - An array index error exists in the Linux Kernel in the gdth_read_event() function. A local attacker can exploit this, via a negative event index in an IOCTL request, to cause a denial of service condition. (CVE-2009-3080) - A race condition exists in the VMware Host Guest File System (HGFS) that allows guest operating system users to gain privileges by mounting a filesystem on top of an arbitrary directory. (CVE-2011-1787) - A flaw exists in the VMware Host Guest File System (HGFS) that allows a Solaris or FreeBSD guest operating system user to modify arbitrary guest operating system files. (CVE-2011-2145) - A flaw exists in the VMware Host Guest File System (HGFS) that allows guest operating system users to disclose host operating system files and directories. (CVE-2011-2146) - A flaw exists in the bundled Tom Sawyer GET Extension Factory that allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code via a crafted HTML document. (CVE-2011-2217)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 89678
    published 2016-03-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89678
    title VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0009) (remote check)
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2011-0009.NASL
    description a. VMware vmkernel third-party e1000(e) Driver Packet Filter Bypass There is an issue in the e1000(e) Linux driver for Intel PRO/1000 adapters that allows a remote attacker to bypass packet filters. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-4536 to this issue. b. ESX third-party update for Service Console kernel This update for the console OS kernel package resolves four security issues. 1) IPv4 Remote Denial of Service An remote attacker can achieve a denial of service via an issue in the kernel IPv4 code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-1188 to this issue. 2) SCSI Driver Denial of Service / Possible Privilege Escalation A local attacker can achieve a denial of service and possibly a privilege escalation via a vulnerability in the Linux SCSI drivers. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-3080 to this issue. 3) Kernel Memory Management Arbitrary Code Execution A context-dependent attacker can execute arbitrary code via a vulnerability in a kernel memory handling function. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-2240 to this issue. 4) e1000 Driver Packet Filter Bypass There is an issue in the Service Console e1000 Linux driver for Intel PRO/1000 adapters that allows a remote attacker to bypass packet filters. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-4536 to this issue. c. Multiple vulnerabilities in mount.vmhgfs This patch provides a fix for the following three security issues in the VMware Host Guest File System (HGFS). None of these issues affect Windows based Guest Operating Systems. 1) Mount.vmhgfs Information Disclosure Information disclosure via a vulnerability that allows an attacker with access to the Guest to determine if a path exists in the Host filesystem and whether it is a file or directory regardless of permissions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-2146 to this issue. 2) Mount.vmhgfs Race Condition Privilege escalation via a race condition that allows an attacker with access to the guest to mount on arbitrary directories in the Guest filesystem and achieve privilege escalation if they can control the contents of the mounted directory. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-1787 to this issue. 3) Mount.vmhgfs Privilege Escalation Privilege escalation via a procedural error that allows an attacker with access to the guest operating system to gain write access to an arbitrary file in the Guest filesystem. This issue only affects Solaris and FreeBSD Guest Operating Systems. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-2145 to this issue. VMware would like to thank Dan Rosenberg for reporting these issues. d. VI Client ActiveX vulnerabilities VI Client COM objects can be instantiated in Internet Explorer which may cause memory corruption. An attacker who succeeded in making the VI Client user visit a malicious Web site could execute code on the user's system within the security context of that user. VMware would like to thank Elazar Broad and iDefense for reporting this issue to us. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-2217 to this issue. Affected versions. The vSphere Client which comes with vSphere 4.0 and vSphere 4.1 is not affected. This is any build of vSphere Client Version 4.0.0 and vSphere Client Version 4.1.0. VI Clients bundled with VMware Infrastructure 3 that are not affected are : - VI Client 2.0.2 Build 230598 and higher - VI Client 2.5 Build 204931 and higher The issue can be remediated by replacing an affected VI Client with the VI Client bundled with VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 6 or VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 6a.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 54968
    published 2011-06-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=54968
    title VMSA-2011-0009 : VMware hosted product updates, ESX patches and VI Client update resolve multiple security issues
packetstorm via4
refmap via4
bid 48099
confirm http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0009.html
idefense 20110603 Tom Sawyer GET Extension Factory COM Object Instantiation Memory Corruption Vulnerability
sectrack 1025602
secunia
  • 44826
  • 44844
xf vmware-viclient-code-exec(67816)
saint via4
bid 48099
description Tom Sawyer GET Extension Factory COM Object Instantiation Memory Corruption
title tom_sawyer_get_extension_factory_activex
type client
Last major update 06-09-2011 - 23:17
Published 06-06-2011 - 15:55
Last modified 28-08-2017 - 21:29
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