AOL Radio AmpX ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 27854
SynopsisThe remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by buffer overflow vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe remote host contains the 'AmpX' ActiveX control, which is associated with AOL Radio.
The version of this control installed on the remote host fails to validate input to several methods before copying it into a finite- sized buffer using 'strcpy()'.
In addition, it allows remote access to the application 'AOLMediaPlaybackControl', which contains a stack-based buffer overflow.
If a remote attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, these issues could be leveraged to overflow a buffer, either in the control itself or in AOLMediaPlaybackControl.exe, and execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.
SolutionApply the AOL AmpX Security Update (unagi_patch.exe) referenced above to upgrade the affected control to version 184.108.40.206 or later.