Cisco Linksys PlayerPT ActiveX SetSource() Method base64string Argument Parsing Remote Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 58482


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


The install of the Cisco Linksys PlayerPT ActiveX control on the remote Windows host reportedly has a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability that can be triggered by a specially crafted argument to the 'base64string' argument of the its SetSource() method.

By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted web page, a remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the user's privileges.


Remove or disable the control as fixes are not available.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58482

File Name: linksys_wvc200_camera_activex_bof.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/03/26

Modified: 2012/08/06

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:W/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cisco:linksys_playerpt_activex_control

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, SMB/WindowsVersion

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/22

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Cisco Linksys PlayerPT ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

BID: 52673

OSVDB: 80297

EDB-ID: 18641