Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Akamai Download Manager Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

iDefense have published an advisory for a stack buffer overflow vulnerability in the Akamai Download Manager which was discovered by Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security. The vulnerability effects the ActiveX version of the download manager (Versions <= 2.2.3.7) and results in arbitrary code execution through the victims browser after the victim visits a malicious web page.

You can read the full iDefense advisory here:
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=813

And the Akamai advisory here:
http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2009/Jul/0165.html
http://www.akamai.com/html/support/security.html

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