AOL Radio AmpX ActiveX control buffer overflow

aolradio-ampx-activex-bo (39592) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The AOL Radio AmpX ActiveX control (AmpX.dll) is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the AppendFileToPlayList method. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web page that passes an overly long string to the AppendFileToPlayList method, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the victim or cause the victim's browser to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

AOL Radio customers should contact AOL support for upgrade or patch information. See References.

References:

  • AOL music Web page: Online Radio - Free Internet Radio Stations - AOL Music.
  • BID-27207: AOL Radio 'MediaPlaybackControl.exe' AmpX ActiveX Control Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-6250: Stack-based buffer overflow in AOL AOLMediaPlaybackControl (AOLMediaPlaybackControl.exe), as used by AmpX ActiveX control (AmpX.dll), might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the AppendFileToPlayList method.
  • OSVDB ID: 40199: AOL Radio AOLMediaPlaybackControl.exe AmpX ActiveX (AmpX.dll) AppendFileToPlayList Method Arbitrary Code Execution
  • SA28399: AOL Radio AOLMediaPlaybackControl.exe Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019173: AOL Buffer Overflow in AOLMediaPlaybackControl ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • US-CERT VU#568681: AOL Radio AOLMediaPlaybackControl.exe stack buffer overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • AOL AmpX ActiveX control prior to 2.6.2.6

Reported:

Jan 09, 2008

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