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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Altnet Download Manager Vendors:   Altnet
Altnet Download Manager Buffer Overflow in bstrFilepath Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1011155
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1011155
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 4 2004
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 4.0.0.2, 4.0.0.4
Description:   A buffer overflow vulnerability was reported in Altnet Download Manager. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on a target user's computer.

Secunia reported that a remote user can create HTML that invokes the Altnet Download Manager ActiveX control with a specially crafted 'bstrFilepath' parameter to trigger an overflow in the IsValidFile() method. Arbitrary code can be executed, the report said.

The Altnet Download Manager is reportedly included with Kazaa and Grokster distributions.

The report credits CelebrityHacker with discovering this flaw.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.altnet.com/help/downloader.asp (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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