Zero-day vulnerability in QVOD Player

Heap-based buffer overflow

The QVOD Player exploit was used against visitors during the website hack. Hackers were able to redirect users to domain. The incident became known on January 5, 2008.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2008010501 - Remote code execution in QVOD Technology QVOD Player

Vulnerable component: QVOD Player

CVE-ID: CVE-2008-4664

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


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

The weakness exists due to heap-based buffer overflow in QVOD Player ActiveX control (QvodInsert.dll). A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web page, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target 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: