Secunia Research: AXIS Camera Control "image_pan_tilt" Property Buffer Overflow



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Secunia Research 23/01/2009

- AXIS Camera Control "image_pan_tilt" Property Buffer Overflow -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software

* AXIS Camera Control version 2.40.0.0

NOTE: Prior versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System compromise
Where: Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software

"AXIS Camera Control (ActiveX component) makes it possible to view
Motion JPEG video streams from an Axis Network Video product directly
in Microsoft Development Tools and Microsoft Internet Explorer."

Product Link:
http://www.axis.com/techsup/software/acc/index.htm

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in AXIS Camera
Control, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a
user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the
CamImage.CamImage.1 ActiveX control (AxisCamControl.ocx) and can be
exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow by assigning an overly
long string to the "image_pan_tilt" property.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code, but
requires that the user is tricked into visiting and clicking a
malicious web page.

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5) Solution

The vendor recommends removing the ActiveX control and using
AXIS Media Control as a replacement.

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6) Time Table

09/01/2009 - Vendor notified.
09/01/2009 - Vendor response.
23/01/2009 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits

Discovered by Alin Rad Pop, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
CVE-2008-5260 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification

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