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McAfee Subscription Manager Stack Buffer Overflow

Disclosed
08/01/2006
Created
05/30/2018

Description

This module exploits a flaw in the McAfee Subscription Manager ActiveX control. Due to an unsafe use of vsprintf, it is possible to trigger a stack buffer overflow by passing a large string to one of the COM-exposed routines, such as IsAppExpired. This vulnerability was discovered by Karl Lynn of eEye.

Author(s)

  • skape <mmiller@hick.org>

Platform

Windows

Development

References

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/browser/mcafee_mcsubmgr_vsprintf
msf exploit(mcafee_mcsubmgr_vsprintf) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(mcafee_mcsubmgr_vsprintf) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(mcafee_mcsubmgr_vsprintf) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(mcafee_mcsubmgr_vsprintf) > exploit

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