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ACDSee FotoSlate PLP File id Parameter Overflow

This module exploits a buffer overflow in ACDSee FotoSlate 4.0 Build 146 via a specially crafted id parameter in a String element. When viewing a malicious PLP file with the ACDSee FotoSlate product, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code. This exploit has been tested on systems such as Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

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Module Name



  • Parvez Anwar
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



  • ACDSee FotoSlate 4.0 Build 146


  • windows



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/fileformat/acdsee_fotoslate_string msf exploit(acdsee_fotoslate_string) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(acdsee_fotoslate_string) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(acdsee_fotoslate_string) > show options and set options... msf exploit(acdsee_fotoslate_string) > exploit