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RealPlayer RealMedia File Handling Buffer Overflow

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RealPlayer RealMedia File Handling Buffer Overflow

Disclosed
12/14/2012
Created
05/30/2018

Description

This module exploits a stack based buffer overflow on RealPlayer <=15.0.6.14. The vulnerability exists in the handling of real media files, due to the insecure usage of the GetPrivateProfileString function to retrieve the URL property from an InternetShortcut section. This module generates a malicious rm file which must be opened with RealPlayer via drag and drop or double click methods. It has been tested successfully on Windows XP SP3 with RealPlayer 15.0.5.109.

Author(s)

  • suto <suto@vnsecurity.net>

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

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