Yahoo! Widgets YDP YDPCTL.YDPControl.1 ActiveX (YDPCTL.dll) Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 25798


The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The remote host contains the YDP ActiveX control, distributed as a part of Yahoo! Widgets.

The version of this control installed on the remote host reportedly fails to validate input to the 'GetComponentVersion' method before storing it in a 512-byte buffer. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, he may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.


Either disable the use of this ActiveX control from within Internet Explorer by setting its kill bit or upgrade to Yahoo! Widgets version 4.0.5 (version 2007.7.13.3 of the YDP control itself) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25798

File Name: yahoo_widgets_ydp_activex_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/07/27

Modified: 2017/10/03

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: 2007/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4034

BID: 25086

OSVDB: 37705

CWE: 119