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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   AOL Vendors:   America Online, Inc.
AOL Buffer Overflow in You've Got Pictures ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015494
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015494
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 17 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.0, 8.0+ and 9.0 Classic
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in AOL in the "You've Got Pictures" service. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The AOL YPG Picture Finder Tool ActiveX control (in YGPPicFinder.DLL) contains a buffer overflow. A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will load the affected ActiveX control and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The control was distributed as part of 8.0, 8.0+, and 9.0 Classic and via the "You've Got Pictures" web site prior to 2004.

The US-CERT advisory is available at:

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/715730

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix as part of AOL 9.0 Optimized and AOL 9.0 Security Edition. Also, a hotfix is available at:

http://download.newaol.com/security/YGPClean.exe

The control is no longer used by any AOL systems or functions.

Vendor URL:  www.aol.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 17 Jan 2006 01:12:15 -0500
Subject:  AOL You've Got Pictures ActiveX control buffer overflow


http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/715730
 
 


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