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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   AOL Vendors:   America Online, Inc.
AOL Buffer Overflows in You've Got Pictures ActiveX Controls Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017024
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017024
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3887, CVE-2006-3888   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 10 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.0 and prior versions
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in AOL in the "You've Got Pictures" software. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The AOL You've Got Pictures Screensaver ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow vulnerability [CVE-2006-3887].

The AOL You've Got Pictures Pic Downloader ActiveX control also contains a buffer overflow vulnerability [CVE-2006-3888].

These vulnerabilities were reported by US-CERT.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available automatically to users of AOL version 9.0.
Vendor URL:  www.aol.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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