Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools ActiveX control (WBEMSingleView.ocx) code execution

ms-wmi-wbemsingleview-ce (64250) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools ActiveX control (WBEMSingleView.ocx) could allow a remote attcker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an error in the AddContextRef and ReleaseContext methods. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web page, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute code or cause the victim's browser 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: 7.3
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in the latest Microsoft Security Bulletin. See References.

— OR —

Use Microsoft Automatic Update if it is supported by your operating system. The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.

References:

  • IBM Security Protection Alert: Microsoft WMI Tools ActiveX Control Vulnerability.
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-027: Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (2508272).
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-090: Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (2618451).
  • Microsoft Web site: WMI Administrative Tools.
  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [01-14-2011]: Microsoft WMI Administration Tools ActiveX Buffer Overflow.
  • Offensive Security Exploit Database [12-22-2010]: WMITools ActiveX Remote Command Execution Exploit 0day.
  • BID-45546: Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-3973: The WMITools ActiveX control in WBEMSingleView.ocx 1.50.1131.0 in Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools 1.1 and earlier in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted argument to the AddContextRef method, possibly an untrusted pointer dereference, aka Microsoft WMITools ActiveX Control Vulnerability.
  • CVE-2010-4588: The WBEMSingleView.ocx ActiveX control 1.50.1131.0 in Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools 1.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted argument to the ReleaseContext method, a different vector than CVE-2010-3973, possibly an untrusted pointer dereference.
  • SA42693: Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools WMI Object Viewer ActiveX Control Vulnerabilities
  • SA44159: Microsoft Windows Messenger ActiveX Control Unspecified Vulnerability
  • US-CERT VU#725596: Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools WBEMSingleView.ocx ActiveX control vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools 1.1

Reported:

Dec 22, 2010

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