The Yahoo! Installer Plugin for Widgets ActiveX control contains a stack buffer overflow, which can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Yahoo! Widgets is a program for Windows that allows the user to run applications called "widgets." Yahoo! Widgets includes an ActiveX control called Yahoo! Installer Plugin for Widgets. This ActiveX control, which is provided by YDPCTL.dll, contains a stack buffer overflow in the GetComponentVersion() method.
Exploit code for this vulnerability is publicly available.
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.
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This vulnerability was reported by Parvez Anwar.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2007-08-17|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-08-21 19:35 UTC|