The LEAD Technologies JPEG 2000 ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow, which can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
LEAD Technologies provides imaging software for Windows. The LEAD JPEG 2000 ActiveX control, which is provided by LTJ2K14.ocx, contains a buffer overflow in the BitmapDataPath property.
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 LEAD JPEG 2000 ActiveX control in Internet Explorer
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of CERT/CC, however it was publicly disclosed by shinnai before the vendor could provide a fix.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2007-05-18|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-05-18 15:52 UTC|