Gracenote CDDBControl ActiveX Proxy Configuration Parameters Multiple Overflows
High Nessus Plugin ID 25083
SynopsisThe remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is susceptible to a buffer overflow vulnerability.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionContact 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.