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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-3973 (1 public exploit)

The WMITools ActiveX control in WBEMSingleView.ocx 1.50.1131.0 in Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools 1.1 and earlier in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted argument to the AddContextRef method, possibly an untrusted pointer dereference, aka "Microsoft WMITools ActiveX Control Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2010-12-23 Last Update Date : 2018-10-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Microsoft WMITools ActiveX Control Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12475 windows
MS11-027: Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (2508272) oval:gov.nist.fdcc.patch:def:11746 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2010-3973

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Wmi Administrative Tools 1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Wmi Administrative Tools 1

- References For CVE-2010-3973
VUPEN ADV-2010-3301
MS MS11-027
XF ms-wmi-wbemsingleview-ce(64250)
EXPLOIT-DB 15809 WMITools ActiveX - Remote Command Execution Exploit (0day) Author:WooYun Release Date:2010-12-22 (windows) remote
CERT-VN VU#725596
BID 45546 Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2011-07-27

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-3973

Microsoft WMI Administration Tools ActiveX Buffer Overflow
This module exploits a memory trust issue in the Microsoft WMI Administration tools ActiveX control. When processing a specially crafted HTML page, the WEBSingleView.ocx ActiveX Control (1.50.1131.0) will treat the 'lCtxHandle' parameter to the 'AddContextRef' and 'ReleaseContext' methods as a trusted pointer. It makes an indirect call via this pointer which leads to arbitrary code execution. This exploit utilizes a combination of heap spraying and the .NET 2.0 'mscorie.dll' module to bypass DEP and ASLR. This module does not opt-in to ASLR. As such, this module should be reliable on all Windows versions. The WMI Administrative Tools are a standalone download & install (linked in the references).
Module type : exploit Rank : great Platforms : Windows

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