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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
McAfee SaaS myCIOScn.dll ShowReport Method Remote Command Execution
13 January 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: McAfee Security-as-a-Service
Publisher: Zero Day Initiative
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
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ZDI-12-012 : (0Day) McAfee SaaS myCIOScn.dll ShowReport Method Remote
January 12, 2012
- - -- CVE ID:
- - -- CVSS:
- - -- Affected Vendors:
- - -- Affected Products:
- - -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this vulnerability by
Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11710. For further product information on
the TippingPoint IPS, visit:
- - -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of McAfee Security-as-a-Service. User interaction is
required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a
malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaws exists within myCIOScn.dll.MyCioScan.Scan.ShowReport() will
accept commands that are passed to a function that simply executes them without
authentication. This can be leveraged by a malicious attacker to execute
arbitrary code within the context of the browser.
- - -- Vendor Response:
- - -- Mitigation:
The killbit can be set on this control to disable scripting within Internet
Explorer by modifying the data value of the Compatibilty Flags DWORD within the
following location in the registry:
If the Compatibility Flags value is set to 0x00000400 the control can no
longer be instantiated inside the browser. For more information, please see:
- - -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-04-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-01-12 - 0Day advisory released in accordance with the ZDI 180 day
- - -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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