Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the Whale Client Components ActiveX control (WhlMgr.dll), as used in Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) before 3.7 SP2, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via long arguments to the (1) CheckForUpdates or (2) UpdateComponents methods.
Published 2009-04-16 15:12:57
Updated 2017-07-29 01:31:19
Source CERT/CC
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Vulnerability category: OverflowExecute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2007-2238

95.71%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 99 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2007-2238

  • Microsoft Whale Intelligent Application Gateway ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow
    Disclosure Date: 2009-04-15
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    exploit/windows/browser/mswhale_checkforupdates
    This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in Microsoft Whale Intelligent Application Gateway Whale Client. When sending an overly long string to CheckForUpdates() method of WhlMgr.dll (3.1.502.64) an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code. Authors

CVSS scores for CVE-2007-2238

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
9.3
HIGH AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
8.6
10.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2007-2238

  • The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it reads from or writes to a memory location outside the buffer's intended boundary. This may result in read or write operations on unexpected memory locations that could be linked to other variables, data structures, or internal program data.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

Products affected by CVE-2007-2238

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