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REWTERZ-20100101 - n.player Local Heap Overflow Vulnerability
From: rewterz security team <advisories () rewterz com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 20:35:22 +0500
- n.player Local Heap Overflow Vulnerability -
1) Affected Software
* n.player 1.12.07
NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.
Impact: Denial of Service
Manipulation of Data
3) Vendor's Description of Software
"n.player is a versatile media player that plays audio CDs, DVD, WMA,
MP3, AVI, DiVX and other media with the preinstalled DirectShow
n.player also supports enhanced features for playing video and audio.
n.player includes the high-quality audio equalizer, support for divX
subtitles, many functions for video and audio playback and ATI Remote
Wonder controller support."
4) Description of Vulnerability
Rewterz has discovered vulnerability in n.player. This vulnerability
could lead to execution of code with the privileges of the current
process or user.
This vulnerability exists in the handling of application skin selection
by the user. We chose not to provide detailed information about
the location of the vulnerability and how to reproduce it because the
author hasn't confirmed this vulnerability. We can pass a long argument
with some commands into a heap. There is no checking of the length of
these inputs. Depending on the input, this will cause exploitable
We have confirmed the ability to execute our own code. This is a common
heap overflow vulnerability and can be exploited easily.
Discovered by Rehan Ahmed, Rewterz.
6) About Rewterz
Rewterz is a boutique Information Security company, committed to
consistently providing world class professional security services.
Our strategy revolves around the need to provide round-the-clock
quality information security services and solutions to our customers.
We maintain this standard through our highly skilled and professional
team, and custom-designed, customer-centric services and products.
Complete list of vulnerability advisories published by Rewterz:
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- REWTERZ-20100101 - n.player Local Heap Overflow Vulnerability rewterz security team (Jan 05)