The RealNetworks GameHouse dldisplay ActiveX control contains multiple stack buffer overflows, which could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
RealNetworks GameHouse is a web site that provides games. GameHouse has an ActiveX control called dldisplay, which is provided by ghdlctl.dll. This ActiveX control contains multiple stack buffer overflows.
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.
We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem. Please consider the following workarounds
Disable the GameHouse dldisplay 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:||2007-06-19|
|Date Last Updated:||2009-04-13 17:14 UTC|