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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   AOL Vendors:   America Online, Inc.
AOL Buffer Overflow in CDDBControl ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017357
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017357
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3134   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 12 2006
Original Entry Date:  Dec 9 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.0 revision 4156.910 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in AOL in the CDDBControl ActiveX control. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create HTML with a specially crafted CDDBControl 'ClientId' parameter that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in the SetClientInfo() function the CDDBControl ActiveX Controland execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerability resides in 'cddbcontrol.dll'.

Carsten Eiram of Secunia Research discovered this vulnerability as it applies to AOL.

The original advisory is available at:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2006-69/advisory/

[Editor's note: The underlying vulnerability in the Gracenote CDDBControl was discovered by Peter Vreugdenhil and reported by TippingPoint in July 2006. See Alert ID 1016389.]

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. The fix is automatically applied when version 9.0 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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