Secunia Research: Lateral Arts Photobox uploader ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow

2009-12-02T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:22860
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2009-12-02T00:00:00

Description

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                 Secunia Research 02/12/2009

  - Lateral Arts uploader ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow -

====================================================================== Table of Contents

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

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

  • Lateral Arts Photobox uploader ActiveX Control 2.2.0.6

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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

Rating: Highly critical Impact: System compromise Where: Remote

====================================================================== 3) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Lateral Arts Photobox uploader ActiveX Control, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused by a boundary error when parsing URLs. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an overly long string assigned to a number of properties (e.g. "LogURL", "ConnectURL", "SkinURL", "AlbumCreateURL", "ErrorURL", and "httpsinglehost").

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

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.2.0.6. Other versions may also be affected.

====================================================================== 4) Solution

According to the vendor (Lateral Arts), the vulnerability is fixed in version 1.3 of the upstream version.

No fixed version is available for the Photobox 2.x branch.

====================================================================== 5) Time Table

02/11/2009 - Vendor (Lateral Arts) notified. 02/11/2009 - Vendor response. 11/11/2009 - Status update requested. 11/11/2009 - Vendor response (customers contacted). 18/11/2009 - Status update requested. 18/11/2009 - Vendor response. 25/11/2009 - Disclosure postponed. 30/11/2009 - Vendor provides status update. 02/12/2009 - Public disclosure.

====================================================================== 6) Credits

Discovered by Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.

====================================================================== 7) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2009-1567 for the vulnerability.

====================================================================== 8) About Secunia

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====================================================================== 9) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2009-41/

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

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