The AOL YGP Pic Downloader ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow vulnerability, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
The AOL YGP (You've Got Pictures) Pic Downloader ActiveX control is a component that comes with AOL software. This ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow vulnerability.
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, such as the AOL browser) to crash.
Apply an update
This issue is addressed by AOL 9.0 automatic updates. Log in to the AOL service to receive the appropriate update automatically. Users with AOL older than version 9.0 are recommended to upgrade to the latest version of AOL.
This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of CERT/CC.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2006-10-09|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-10-12 19:53 UTC|