Vulnerability Note VU#597721
eBay Enhanced Picture Services ActiveX control buffer overflow
The eBay Enhanced Picture Services (EPUImageControl Class) ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. This may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
ActiveX is a technology that allows programmers to create reusable software components that can be incorporated into applications to extend their functionality. Internet Explorer is a common Windows application that makes use of ActiveX controls.
eBay has provided the following steps to determine if the Enhanced Picture Services ActiveX control is installed:
2. Select Tools -> Internet Options
3. Click "Settings..." button in the "Temporary Internet files" group
4. Click on "View Objects..."
5. This will launch Windows Explorer. In the Program File column you
should see "EPUImageControl Class" . If you don't see this file, then the
ActiveX is not installed. Otherwise right click on name, select the Version
tab to see the ActiveX version
The eBay Enhanced Picture Services ActiveX control version 126.96.36.199 and earlier contain 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) to crash.
Upgrade or patch
Remove the eBay Enhanced Picture Services ActiveX control
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.
Disable the eBay Enhanced Picture Services ActiveX control
The eBay Enhanced Picture Services ActiveX control can be disabled by setting the kill bit for the following CLSID:
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|eBay||Affected||08 Jun 2006||06 Jul 2006|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-1176
- Date Public: 21 Jun 2006
- Date First Published: 06 Jul 2006
- Date Last Updated: 13 Apr 2009
- Severity Metric: 2.53
- Document Revision: 26
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