Sygate Personal Firewall SetRegString() buffer overflow

sygate-setregstring-bo (59408) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Sygate Personal Firewall ActiveX control (SSHelper.dll) is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site that passes an overly long argument to the insecure SetRegString() method, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 8
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [2010-06-11]: Sygate Personal Firewall 5.6 build 2808 ActiveX with DEP bypass.
  • Symantec Web site: Sygate Personal Firewall.
  • CVE-2010-2305: Buffer overflow in an ActiveX control in SSHelper.dll for Symantec Sygate Personal Firewall 5.6 build 2808 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long third argument to the SetRegString method.
  • OSVDB ID: 65539: Symantec Sygate Personal Firewall SSHelper.dll ActiveX SetRegString Method Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Symantec Sygate Personal Firewall 5.6 build 2808

Reported:

Jun 11, 2010

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