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Lateral Arts Photobox uploader ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow



Secunia Research: Lateral Arts Photobox uploader ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow
Secunia Research: Lateral Arts Photobox uploader ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow



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                     Secunia Research 02/12/2009

      - Lateral Arts uploader ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Description of Vulnerability.........................................3
Solution.............................................................4
Time Table...........................................................5
Credits..............................................................6
References...........................................................7
About Secunia........................................................8
Verification.........................................................9

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1) Affected Software 

* Lateral Arts Photobox uploader ActiveX Control 2.2.0.6

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System compromise
Where:  Remote

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3) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Lateral Arts 
Photobox uploader ActiveX Control, which can be exploited by 
malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused by a boundary error when parsing URLs. 
This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via an 
overly long string assigned to a number of properties (e.g. "LogURL",
"ConnectURL", "SkinURL", "AlbumCreateURL", "ErrorURL", and 
"httpsinglehost").

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code when a 
user e.g. visits a malicious website.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.2.0.6. Other versions may 
also be affected.

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4) Solution 

According to the vendor (Lateral Arts), the vulnerability is fixed
in version 1.3 of the upstream version.

No fixed version is available for the Photobox 2.x branch.

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5) Time Table 

02/11/2009 - Vendor (Lateral Arts) notified.
02/11/2009 - Vendor response.
11/11/2009 - Status update requested.
11/11/2009 - Vendor response (customers contacted).
18/11/2009 - Status update requested.
18/11/2009 - Vendor response.
25/11/2009 - Disclosure postponed.
30/11/2009 - Vendor provides status update.
02/12/2009 - Public disclosure.

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6) Credits 

Discovered by Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.

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7) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2009-1567 for the vulnerability.

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8) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://secunia.com/advisories/business_solutions/ 

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private 
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/advisories/ 

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the 
security and reliability of software in general:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/ 

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/corporate/jobs/ 

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/advisories/mailing_lists/ 

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9) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2009-41/ 

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/ 

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