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MacOS X EvoCam HTTP GET Buffer Overflow

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MacOS X EvoCam HTTP GET Buffer Overflow



This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in the web server provided with the EvoCam program for Mac OS X. We use Dino Dai Zovi's exec-from-heap technique to copy the payload from the non-executable stack segment to heap memory. Vulnerable versions include 3.6.6, 3.6.7, and possibly earlier versions as well. EvoCam version 3.6.8 fixes the vulnerability.


  • Paul Harrington
  • dookie




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/osx/http/evocam_webserver
msf exploit(evocam_webserver) > show targets
msf exploit(evocam_webserver) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(evocam_webserver) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(evocam_webserver) > exploit

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