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VLC AMV Dangling Pointer Vulnerability

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VLC AMV Dangling Pointer Vulnerability

Disclosed
03/23/2011
Created
05/30/2018

Description

This module exploits VLC media player when handling a .AMV file. By flipping the 0x41st byte in the file format (video width/height), VLC crashes due to an invalid pointer, which allows remote attackers to gain arbitrary code execution. The vulnerable packages include: VLC 1.1.4, VLC 1.1.5, VLC 1.1.6, VLC 1.1.7. Also, please note that IE 8 targets require Java support in order to run properly.

Author(s)

  • sinn3r <sinn3r@metasploit.com>

Platform

Windows

Development

References

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/windows/browser/vlc_amv
msf exploit(vlc_amv) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(vlc_amv) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(vlc_amv) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(vlc_amv) > exploit

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