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DVD X Player 5.5 .plf PlayList Buffer Overflow

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DVD X Player 5.5 .plf PlayList Buffer Overflow



This module exploits a stack-based buffer overflow on DVD X Player 5.5 Pro and Standard. By supplying a long string of data in a plf file (playlist), the MediaPlayerCtrl.dll component will attempt to extract a filename out of the string, and then copy it on the stack without any proper bounds checking, which causes a buffer overflow, and results in arbitrary code execution under the context of the user. This module has been designed to target common Windows systems such as: Windows XP SP2/SP3, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.


  • n00b
  • D3r K0n!G
  • sickness
  • sinn3r <sinn3r@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/fileformat/dvdx_plf_bof
msf exploit(dvdx_plf_bof) > show targets
msf exploit(dvdx_plf_bof) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(dvdx_plf_bof) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(dvdx_plf_bof) > exploit

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