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IBM eGatherer ActiveX Control RunEgatherer Function Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks version of IBM eGatherer ActiveX control
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability.
The Windows remote host contains the eGatherer ActiveX control, which
is typically installed by default on IBM workstations and laptops and
used for automatically locating drivers and updates on IBM / Lenovo
The version of this ActiveX control on the remote host reportedly
contains a stack-based buffer overflow in the 'RunEgatherer' function.
Exploitation of this issue may allow an unauthenticated remote
attacker to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's rights.
See also :
Upgrade to version 3.20.284.0 or later of the ActiveX control.
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0
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