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Secunia Security Advisory 48945

Secunia Security Advisory 48945
Posted Aug 7, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been discovered in the AOL downloadUpdater2 plugin for Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 48945

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TITLE:
AOL downloadUpdater2 Firefox Plugin Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA48945

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/48945/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48945

RELEASE DATE:
2012-08-07

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/48945/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
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* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/48945/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48945

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
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DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been discovered in the AOL downloadUpdater2
plugin for Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to
compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when handling
"src" attribute in an "embed" element (when "type" is set to
"applicatiotn/x-vend.aol.dnupdater2.1") and can be exploited to cause
a buffer overflow by e.g. tricking a user into visiting a specially
crafted website.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.3.0.0. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
No official solution is currently available.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
rgod

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/20295/

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
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use those supplied by the vendor.

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