[NT] GraceNote CDDBControl ActiveX Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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GraceNote CDDBControl ActiveX Buffer Overflow Vulnerability


A vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable
installations of GraceNote's CDDBControl ActiveX Control. User interaction
is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a
malicious page.


The specific flaw exists due to a buffer overflow in an ActiveX control
registered by several products that use Gracenote CDDB for CD information
lookup. The ActiveX control is commonly registered as safe and can be
accessed from a malicious web site. The buffer overflow is triggered when
long values are specified for various Proxy configuration parameters.

Vendor Response:
GraceNote has issued updates to correct this vulnerability. More details
can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline:
2006.09.01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2006.04.06 - Pre-existing Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint
2007.04.19 - Coordinated public release of advisory

CVE Information:


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ZeroDay Initiative.
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