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CA eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware 'ppctl.dll' ActiveX Control BOF Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Wont Fix

Created

Created

12 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with CA eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware and is prone to Buffer Overflow vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

A Stack-based buffer overflow error in ActiveX control in 'ppctl.dll', which can be caused by persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page that passes an overly long string argument to the 'Initialize()' method.

Affected Software

Affected Software

CA eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware

Solution

Solution

No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)