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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Image Uploader Vendors:   Aurigma
Aurigma Image Uploader Buffer Overflows in ExtractExif() and ExtractIptc() Functions Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019297
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0660   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 17 2008
Original Entry Date:  Feb 4 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Aurigma's Image Uploader. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. This control is used by FaceBook.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The ExtractExif and ExtractIptc properties are affected.

The control is used by FaceBook.

The CLSIDs of the affected controls are:


The FaceBook PhotoUploader version control (CLSID 5C6698D9-7BE4-4122-8EC5-291D84DBD4A0) is not affected.

Elazar Broad reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Sun, 03 Feb 2008 19:36:07 +0000
Subject:  [Full-disclosure] FaceBook/Aurigma Image/PhotoUploader Buffer



FaceBook uses Aurigma's ImageUploader control. This control enables 
users to upload photos to FaceBook.

Please note that this vulnerability is DIFFERENT than the one that 
I previously posted. This also affects the stock Aurigma 
ImageUploader control.

The control is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow in the 
ExtractExif and ExtractIptc properties. See the exploit code for 
buffer offsets. Other properties may be vulnerable as well to a DoS 
and/or code execution.

The following controls are vulnerable, other version may be 
vulnerable as well:

FaceBook PhotoUploader

Aurigma ImageUploader4 
Aurigma ImageUploader4 
Aurigma ImageUploader4

Aurigma ImageUploader5 

The following controls are NOT vulnerable:

FaceBook PhotoUploader

FaceBook PhotoUploader: Update to
Aurigma: No official fix known. Vendor has been notified

Set the killbit for these controls, see

Code should be posted on milw0rm shortly


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