Secunia Research: BearShare NCTAudioFile2 ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow

2007-05-11T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:16987
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-05-11T00:00:00

Description

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                 Secunia Research 09/05/2007

 - BearShare NCTAudioFile2 ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow -

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Affected Software....................................................1 Severity.............................................................2 Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3 Description of Vulnerability.........................................4 Solution.............................................................5 Time Table...........................................................6 Credits..............................................................7 References...........................................................8 About Secunia........................................................9 Verification........................................................10

====================================================================== 1) Affected Software

BearShare 6.0.2.26789

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

====================================================================== 2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical Impact: System compromise Where: Remote

====================================================================== 3) Vendor's Description of Software

"Share, Discover and Download music and videos."

Product Link: http://www.bearshare.com/

====================================================================== 4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in BearShare, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the NCTAudioFile2.AudioFile ActiveX control when handling the "SetFormatLikeSample()" method. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by passing an overly long string (about 4124 bytes) as argument to the affected method.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code when a user e.g. visits a malicious website.

====================================================================== 5) Solution

Set the kill-bit for the affected ActiveX control.

====================================================================== 6) Time Table

30/04/2007 - Vendor notified. 09/05/2007 - Public disclosure.

====================================================================== 7) Credits

Discovered by Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.

====================================================================== 8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2007-0018 for the vulnerability.

====================================================================== 9) About Secunia

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====================================================================== 10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-50/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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