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Critical flaws found in MySpace, Facebook ActiveX controls

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malware-help0035-12-jan-08.jpg"Bugs in the ActiveX controls on popular social networking sites Facebook and MySpace can be used by hackers to snatch control of Windows PCs, security experts said today. Initially made public by researcher Elazar Broad on the Full Disclosure security mailing list, the vulnerabilities are in a pair of ActiveX controls that Facebook and MySpace provide to users for uploading images to their pages via Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) browser.

Both controls are based on a commercial ActiveX control dubbed Image Uploader from Aurigma Inc., a developer in Tacoma, Wash., according to follow-up analysis done by Symantec Corp." – Content courtesy of Critical flaws found in MySpace, Facebook ActiveX controls

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