Media Commands playlist files buffer overflow

mediacommands-playlist-bo (49035) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Media Commands is vulnerable to multiple heap-based buffer overflows, caused by improper bounds checking when processing malicious playlist files. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .m3u, .m3l or .lrc playlist file containing an overly long entry, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.


Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
Temporal Score: 8
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • Media Commands Web site: Media Commands Homepage.
  • BID-33958: Media Commands Multiple Media File Multiple Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2009-0885: Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in Media Commands 1.0 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long string in a (1) M3U, (2) M3l, (3) TXT, and (4) LRC playlist file.
  • OSVDB ID: 52346: Media Commands Multiple Playlist File Handling Overflow
  • SA34122: Media Commands Playlist Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Media Commands Media Commands 1.0


Mar 02, 2009

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