Two vulnerabilities have been reported in AOL, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
1) A boundary error in the YGPPDownload ActiveX control (YGPPicDownload.dll) when processing input passed to the "AddPictureNoAlbum()" method can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow.
2) A boundary error in the YGPPDownload ActiveX control (YGPPicDownload.dll) when processing input passed to the "downloadFileDirectory" property can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities allows execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerabilities are reported in AOL Security Edition 9.0 with downloader plugin version 188.8.131.52. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Updates are automatically available for AOL 9.x users when logging into the AOL service.
Provided and/or discovered by: 1) Dennis Rand, cirt.dk.
2) Discovered by an anonymous person and reported via iDefense Labs.
Original Advisory: iDefense Labs:
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Subject: AOL YGPPDownload ActiveX Control Buffer Overflows
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