Vulnerabilities discovered in several Windows media players
Several Windows media players have been found to contain vulnerabilities that could be exploited to compromise a user's system. A PC user running one of these programs would only have to open a specially crafted file, provided, for example, by a website. The problem in CoolPlayer involves a buffer overflow when reading tags in OGG files, which would allow malicious code to be written and executed in a system. The bug was discovered in Version 217, but other versions are also likely to be vulnerable. There is no update, although the report says that the developers are working on a solution.
There is a stack-based buffer overflow problem with Total Player that can be triggered by an excess length string in a playlist file. Successful exploitation may allow the execution of arbitrary code. The bug was discovered in Version 188.8.131.52. No update is available. Finally, Zoom Player is affected by an unicode buffer-overflow that can be exploited by a malformed ZPL file to compromise a user's system. Although the vulnerability report refers to Zoom Player Standard Version 184.108.40.206, it is likely that the bug is also contained in other versions.
- Zoom Player: Unicode buffer-overflow, security advisory by Luigi Auriemma
- Cool Player: buffer-overflow in CPLI_ReadTag_OGG, security advisory by Luigi Auriemma
- Total Player M3U Playlist Parsing Buffer Overflow, security advisory by Secunia