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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

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a
buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

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
support sites.

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 :

Solution :

Upgrade to version or later of the ActiveX control.

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0

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