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Category:   Application (Security)  >   McAfee ProtectionPilot Vendors:   McAfee
McAfee ProtectionPilot Buffer Overflow in Processing HTTP Source Headers Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016970
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5156   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 3 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 3 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.1.1 Patch 2 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in McAfee ProtectionPilot. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted HTTP Source header value to trigger a buffer overflow in 'NAISERV.exe' and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The vendor was notified on July 14, 2006.

Mati Aharoni (muts) and xbxice discovered this vulnerability.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.1.1 Patch 3), available at:

The McAfee advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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