Executive Summary

Title Broderbund Expressit 3DGreetings Player ActiveX control buffer overflows
Name VU#574401 First vendor Publication 2007-09-05
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2007-09-25
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#574401

Broderbund Expressit 3DGreetings Player ActiveX control buffer overflows


The Broderbund Expressit 3DGreetings Player ActiveX control contains multiple buffer overflows, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

I. Description

The 3DGreetings Player is an ActiveX control that displays 3D greeting cards. This control, originally provided by Expressit.com, is now owned by Broderbund. The 3DGreetings Player ActiveX control contains multiple buffer overflows.

II. Impact

By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page or an HTML email message or attachment), an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. The attacker could also cause the web browser to crash.

III. Solution

We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem. Please consider the following workarounds

Disable the 3DGreetings Player ActiveX control in Internet Explorer

The vulnerable ActiveX control can be disabled in Internet Explorer by setting the kill bit for the following CLSID:

More information about how to set the kill bit is available in Microsoft Support Document 240797. Alternatively, the following text can be saved as a .REG file and imported to set the kill bit for this control:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerActiveX Compatibility{0C3F7D74-ADA5-4976-8908-A8189590DAFA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
Disable ActiveX

Disabling ActiveX controls in the Internet Zone (or any zone used by an attacker) appears to prevent exploitation of this and other ActiveX vulnerabilities. Instructions for disabling ActiveX in the Internet Zone can be found in the "Securing Your Web Browser" document.

Systems Affected

VendorStatusDate Updated
Broderbund at Riverdeep Interactive Learning LimitedVulnerable5-Sep-2007




This vulnerability was reported by Will Dormann of the CERT/CC.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

Date Public09/05/2007
Date First Published09/05/2007 02:57:07 PM
Date Last Updated09/25/2007
CERT Advisory 
CVE NameCVE-2007-4472
Document Revision6

Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/574401

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-119 Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
37779 Broderbund Expressit 3DGreetings Player ActiveX Multiple Unspecified Overflows

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2017-12-21 Name : A business collaboration application running on the remote host is affected b...
File : domino_8_5_3fp6_if17.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
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File : domino_swg22002280.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-09-12 Name : The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by multiple b...
File : 3dgreetings_player_activex_overflows.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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