The Callisto PhotoParade Player PhPInfo ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow, which can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Callisto PhotoParade Player includes an ActiveX control called PhPinfo. The ActiveX control is provided by the file PhPCtrl.dll. The FileVersionOf property of this ActiveX control is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.
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 the web browser to crash.
We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem. Please consider the following workarounds:
Disable the Callisto PhotoParade Player PhPInfo ActiveX control in Internet Explorer
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2007-09-12|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-09-12 21:50 UTC|