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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.801098
Category:Buffer overflow
Title:CA eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware 'ppctl.dll' ActiveX Control BOF Vulnerability
Summary:Check for the version of ppctl.dll file and CLSID
Description:
Overview: This host is installed with CA eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware and
is prone to Buffer Overflow vulnerability.

Vulnerability 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.

Impact:
Successful exploitation could allow execution of arbitrary code, and cause the
victim's browser to crash.

Impact Level: Application

Affected Software/OS:
CA eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware

Fix:
No solution or patch is available as of 16th December, 2009. Information
regarding this issue will updated once the solution details are available.
For updates refer to http://www.pestpatrol.com/

Workaround:
Set kill bit for the CLSID,
{5e644c49-f8b0-4e9a-a2ed-5f176bb18ce6}

References:
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/54458
http://www.fortiguard.com/encyclopedia/vulnerability/ca.etrust.pestpatrol.ppctl.dll.activex.access.html
http://www.metasploit.com/redmine/projects/framework/repository/revisions/7167/entry/modules/exploits/windows/fileformat/etrust_pestscan.rb
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 37133
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-4225
http://www.fortiguard.com/encyclopedia/vulnerability/ca.etrust.pestpatrol.ppctl.dll.activex.access.html
http://www.metasploit.com/redmine/projects/framework/repository/revisions/7167/entry/modules/exploits/windows/fileformat/etrust_pestscan.rb
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/37133
XForce ISS Database: ca-etrust-activex-bo(54458)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/54458
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2009 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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