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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   IBM eGatherer Vendors:   IBM
IBM eGatherer Buffer Overflow in RunEgatherer() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016705
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016705
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4221   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 5 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 17 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IBM eGatherer. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a stack overflow in the RunEgatherer() function in the ActiveX control and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The software is installed by default on some IBM workstations and laptops.

The vendor was notified on July 3, 2006.

Andre Derek Protas of eEye Digital Security discovered this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.eeye.com/html/research/advisories/AD20060816.html

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version of the ActiveX control (3.20.0284.0), available at:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/IbmEgath.cab.

Vendor URL:  www.ibm.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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