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VLC MMS Stream Handling Buffer Overflow



This module exploits a buffer overflow in VLC media player VLC media player prior to 2.0.0. The vulnerability is due to a dangerous use of sprintf which can result in a stack buffer overflow when handling a malicious MMS URI. This module uses the browser as attack vector. A specially crafted MMS URI is used to trigger the overflow and get flow control through SEH overwrite. Control is transferred to code located in the heap through a standard heap spray. The module only targets IE6 and IE7 because no DEP/ASLR bypass has been provided.


  • Florent Hochwelker
  • sinn3r <sinn3r@metasploit.com>
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>




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_mms_bof
msf exploit(vlc_mms_bof) > show targets
msf exploit(vlc_mms_bof) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(vlc_mms_bof) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(vlc_mms_bof) > exploit

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