The Creative Labs AutoUpdate Engine ActiveX control contains a stack buffer overflow, which can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
The Creative Software AutoUpdate Engine ActiveX control is a component that provides automatic update capabilities to Creative Labs software. This ActiveX control is provided by the file CTSUEng.ocx. The Create Software AutoUpdate Engine ActiveX control is marked Safe For Scripting and Safe For Initialization, which means that a web page in Internet Explorer has the ability to interact with the control. This ActiveX control contains a stack buffer overflow in the CacheFolder property.
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.
We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem. Please consider the following workarounds:
Thanks to Greg Linares of eEye Digital Security for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2008-05-27|
|Date Last Updated:||2008-05-28 05:39 UTC|