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NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.
Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System compromise
Denial of Service
Where: Local network
"eScan is the latest offering from MicroWorld Technologies Inc. It offers a combination of features to help you fight the threat of viruses, set security policies for parental control over content accessed by your child. It guards against Internet misuse, block Spam and offensive mails and block PopUp Ads.".
Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in various eScan products, which may be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the MicroWorld Agent service (MWAGENT.EXE) when decrypting received commands. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long command sent to the service (default port 2222/tcp).
Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.
Update to version 9.0.718.1 or later.
Discovered by Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2007-2687 for the vulnerability.
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