J-Security Center

Title: Creative Labs AutoUpdate Eng 'CTSUEng.ocx' ActiveX Control Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Severity: HIGH

Description:

Creative Software AutoUpdate Engine is an auto-update component for Creative Labs software.

The application is prone to a stack-based buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to perform adequate boundary checks on user-supplied input. The vulnerability affects the 'CacheFolder' property of the 'CTSUEng.ocx' ActiveX control identified by CLSID: 0A5FD7C5-A45C-49FC-ADB5-9952547D5715.

An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of an application using the ActiveX control (typically Internet Explorer). Failed attacks will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

Affected Products:

  • Creative Labs Creative Software AutoUpdate

References:

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