Vulnerability Note VU#154641
AOL YGP Screensaver ActiveX control buffer overflow
The AOL YGP Screensaver ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow vulnerability, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
The AOL YGP (You've Got Pictures) Screensaver ActiveX control is a component that comes with AOL software. This ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow vulnerability.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page or an HTML email message or attachment), an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. The attacker could also cause Internet Explorer (or the program using the WebBrowser control, such as the AOL browser) to crash.
Apply an update
This issue is addressed by AOL 9.0 automatic updates. Log in to the AOL service to receive the appropriate update automatically. Users with AOL older than version 9.0 are recommended to upgrade to the latest version of AOL.
Disabling ActiveX controls in the Internet Zone (or any zone used by an attacker) appears to prevent exploitation of this vulnerability. Instructions for disabling ActiveX in the Internet Zone can be found in the "Securing Your Web Browser" document and the Malicious Web Scripts FAQ.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|America Online, Inc.||Affected||13 Jul 2006||09 Oct 2006|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3887
- Date Public: 09 Oct 2006
- Date First Published: 09 Oct 2006
- Date Last Updated: 09 Oct 2006
- Severity Metric: 8.35
- Document Revision: 9
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