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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   AOL Vendors:   America Online, Inc.
AOL Buffer Overflows in AddPictureNoAlbum and downloadFileDirectory ActiveX Controls Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017121
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017121
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5501, CVE-2006-5502   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 26 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in AOL. 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 AddPictureNoAlbum and downloadFileDirectory ActiveX controls are affected [CVE-2006-5502 and CVE-2006-5501, respectively].

The vendor was notified on October 12, 2006.

Dennis Rand of CIRT.DK discovered the AddPictureNoAlbum vulnerability.

The original advisories are available at:

http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=429
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=430

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

Message History:   None.


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