Some vulnerabilities have been discovered in Second Sight ActiveMod ActiveX control, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.
The vulnerabilities are caused due to a boundary errors within the handling of the "Filename" property. These can be exploited to cause stack-based buffer overflows via an overly long string (greater than 256 bytes) assigned to the mentioned property.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code but requires that the user is e.g. tricked into visiting a malicious website.
The vulnerabilities is confirmed in version 188.8.131.52. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Set the kill-bit on the affected ActiveX control.
Provided and/or discovered by: Will Dormann, CERT/CC
Original Advisory: US-CERT VU#962305:
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Subject: Second Sight ActiveMod ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
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