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Cool PDF Image Stream Buffer Overflow

This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in Cool PDF Reader prior to version The vulnerability is triggered when opening a malformed PDF file that contains a specially crafted image stream. This module has been tested successfully on Cool PDF over Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 SP1.

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Module Name



  • Francis Provencher
  • Chris Gabriel
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



  • Cool PDF / Windows 7 SP1 / Windows XP SP3


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