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Secunia Research: NCTsoft Products NCTAudioFile2 ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow

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                     Secunia Research 24/01/2007

 - NCTsoft Products NCTAudioFile2 ActiveX Control 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 

The vulnerability is confirmed in the following products:
- NCTAudioStudio 2.7.1
- NCTAudioEditor 2.7.1
- NCTDialogicVoice 2.7.1 

NOTE: Other versions and products 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 

"NCTAudioEditor ActiveX DLL is a visual multifunctional audio files
editor. It can be used to build applications, which allow end-users to
perform various operations with audio data such as displaying a
waveform image and a spectral view of an audio file, recording,
playing, editing, mixing, applying various audio effects and filters,
format conversion and more. Supports all major audio formats.".

Product Link:
http://nctsoft.com/products/NCTAudioEditor2/


"NCTAudioStudio is a package of 18 ActiveX Controls DLLs for work with
audio data."

Product Link:
http://nctsoft.com/products/NCTAudioStudio2/


"NCTDialogicVoice is a rapid application development tool for Dialogic
voice boards."

Product Link:
http://nctsoft.com/products/NCTDialogicVoice2/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in NCTAudioStudio,
NCTAudioEditor, and NCTDialogicVoice, which can be exploited by
malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the
NCTAudioFile2.AudioFile ActiveX control (NCTAudioFile2.dll) when
handling the "SetFormatLikeSample()" method. This can be exploited to
cause a stack-based buffer overflow by passing an overly long string
(about 4124 bytes) as argument to the affected method.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code when a user
e.g. visits a malicious website.

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5) Solution 

Set the kill-bit for the affected ActiveX control.

Use another product.

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6) Time Table 

03/01/2007 - Vendor notified.
10/01/2007 - Vendor notified again.
17/01/2007 - Other vendors using vulnerable component contacted.
24/01/2007 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2007-0018 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-2/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
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