Gracenote CDDBControl ActiveX Control Option String Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 21772


The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is susceptible to a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The Windows remote host contains the Gracenote CDDBControl ActiveX control, which is used by various products, including AOL's software, to lookup CD information in the Gracenote CDDB and is commonly marked as safe for scripting.

The version of this ActiveX control on the remote host reportedly contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that arises when a large string is supplied as an option for the control. A remote attacker may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the privileges of the current user.


Contact the developer of the software you are using for a patch or new version; otherwise, use Gracenote's tool to set its kill bit to disable the control in Internet Explorer.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21772

File Name: cddbcontrol_activex_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.28 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2006/06/28

Modified: 2017/05/08

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3134, CVE-2006-6442

BID: 18678

OSVDB: 26874