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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 9.3/10


Multiple buffer overflows in the Provideo ActiveX controls allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted input fields, as demonstrated by (1) a long strIp argument to the voice method in 2way.dll in the alarm ActiveX control, (2) a network response to AXPlayer.ocx in the GMAXPlayer ActiveX control, the (3) UserName or (4) Password parameter to AXPlayer.ocx in the GMAXPlayer ActiveX control, (5) a long Id parameter to the GetString method in PAxPlayer.ocx in the PAxPlayer ActiveX control, or (6) a long strAdr parameter to the ConnectIPCam method in PAxPlayer.ocx in the PAxPlayer ActiveX control.

  • NONE

CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


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