Secunia Research: MP3 WAV Converter NCTAudioFile2 ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow

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                     Secunia Research 24/01/2007

 - MP3 WAV Converter 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 

MP3 WAV Converter 3.1.8

NOTE: Other 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 

"MP3 to WAV Converter is a ideal all-in-one tool for converting batches
of MP3 to WAV format files for CD burning,want to get more music on a
disk? It's also great for converting your favorite collection of WAV
files into the space-saving condensed MP3 format,and it's just an
excellent MP3&WAV player on its own."

Product Link:
http://americanshareware.com/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in MP3 WAV Converter,
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 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 

17/01/2007 - Vendor notified.
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/2007-30/

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