Remote code execution in Baofeng Storm ActiveX control



Published: 2009-05-01 | Updated: 2017-03-21
Severity Critical
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2009-1807
CWE ID CWE-121
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components

Vendor Baofeng

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Stack-based buffer overflow

Severity: Critical

CVSSv3: 9.4 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2009-1807

CWE-ID: CWE-121 - Stack-based Buffer Overflow

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to stack-based buffer overflow in ActiveX control (Config.dll). A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web page that passes an overly long string to the SetAttributeValue() method, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

Storm: 2.7.9.8, 2.7.9.10, 2.8, 2.9, 3.09.04.17

CPE External links

http://www.baofeng.com/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.