Zero-day vulnerability in Storm

Stack-based buffer overflow

Not patched

Exploited in April and May 2009.

Known malware:

The attack using the vulnerability was traced to the far east; specifically, China and Taiwan.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2009043001 - Remote code execution in Baofeng Storm ActiveX control

Vulnerable component: Storm

CVE-ID: CVE-2009-1612

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:U/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-121 - Stack-based Buffer Overflow


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to stack-based buffer overflow in Storm ActiveX control (mps.dll)). A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web page that passes an overly long string to the OnBeforeVideoDownload() method, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: