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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Yahoo! Widgets Vendors:   Yahoo
Yahoo! Widgets Buffer Overflow in 'YDPCTL.dll' ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018470
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018470
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-4034   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 24 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jul 27 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): installed prior to June 20, 2007
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Yahoo! Widgets. 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 stack overflow in the GetComponentVersion() function in 'YDPCTL.dll' and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Versions installed prior to June 20, 2007 are affected.

The CLSID of the vulnerable control is:

7EC7B6C5-25BD-4586-A641-D2ACBB6629DD

Parvez Anwar discovered this vulnerability. Secunia reported this vulnerability.

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 (2007.7.13.3), available at:

http://widgets.yahoo.com/download

The Yahoo! advisory is available:

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/widgets/security/security-08.html

Vendor URL:  help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/widgets/security/security-08.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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