Groovy Media Player 3.2.0 - '.mp3' Buffer Overflow








Groovy Media Player 3.2.0 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Name: Akshaysinh Vaghela
Company/affiliation: Cyberoam Technologies Private Limited


CVE-2013-2760 (Reserved)






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Cyberoam Threat Research Team discovered a Local Buffer Overflow vulnerability in Groovy Media Player 3.2.0 .

Affected Version:

Ver 3.2.0

21-03-2013: Vendor notification
28-03-2013: Follow-up notification sent
00-00-2013: Vendor Fix/Patch
05-04-2013: Public or Non-Public Disclosure



Severity Rating:

4.4 (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P/E:P/RL:U/RC:C)

Vulnerability Description : Groovy media player is vulnerable to buffer overflow vulnerability.The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer.Certain languages allow direct addressing of memory locations and do not automatically ensure that these locations are valid for the memory buffer that is being referenced. This can cause read or write operations to be performed on memory locations that may be associated with other variables, data structures, or internal program data.

Impact : Groovy Media Player is prone to a local buffer-overflow vulnerability because the application fails to perform adequate boundary checks on user-supplied input. Specifically, this issue occurs when opening a '.m3u' playlist file that contains excessive data.

Attackers may leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the application. Failed attacks will cause denial-of-service conditions.

-------Error Signature--------
EventType : BEX     P1 :      P2 :     P3 : 00000000     P4 : unknown
P5 :     P6 : 00000000     P7 : 00000000     P8 : c0000409     
P9 : 00000000     

Error report image link :

Caveats / Prerequisites:

The attacker needs to entice victims to perform an action in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Proof Of Concept:

POC Exploit code:

# !/usr/bin/python

filename = "Evil.m3u"
# Exploit-DB Note: fixed file extension as original script created a MP3
# instead of M3U

buffer = "\x41" * 220
exploit = buffer
textfile = open(filename , 'w')


The security risk of the Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability is estimated as moderate.


Akshaysinh Vaghela - Cyberoam Threat Research Team


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