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Patch Available Upon Disclosure
|2013 Q4: 67%||2013 Q1: 100%|
|2013 Q3: 77%||2012 Q4: 68%|
|2013 Q2: 92%||2012 Q3: 69%|
Vendor Average Time to Patch
|2013 Q4: 8 days||2013 Q1: 13 days|
|2013 Q3: 13 days||2012 Q4: 26 days|
|2013 Q2: 30 days||2012 Q3: 22 days|
McAfee Virtual Technician ActiveX Control Insecure Method
|Product:||McAfee Virtual Technician (MVT) 188.8.131.521|
|Vulnerable Versions:||184.108.40.2061 and probably prior|
|Tested Version:||220.127.116.111 on Windows 7 SP1 and Internet Explorer 9|
|Advisory Publication:||November 19, 2012 [without technical details]|
|Vendor Notification:||November 19, 2012|
|Vendor Fix:||March 15, 2013|
|Public Disclosure:||March 27, 2013|
|Latest Update:||March 26, 2013|
|Vulnerability Type:||Exposed Unsafe ActiveX Method [CWE-618]|
|CVSSv2 Base Score:||5.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)|
|Solution Status:||Fixed by Vendor|
|Discovered and Provided:||High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab|
High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab discovered vulnerability in McAfee Virtual Technician ActiveX control, which can be exploited by remote malicious person to overwrite arbitrary files with garbage data on a vulnerable system.
The vulnerability exists due to the ActiveX control including the insecure "Save()" method in "McHealthCheck.dll" DLL. This can be exploited to corrupt or create arbitrary files in the context of the current user.
The following PoC code is available:
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| High-Tech Bridge Advisory HTB23128 - https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23128 - McAfee Virtual Technician ActiveX control Insecure Method.|
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