The QVOD Player exploit was used against visitors during the CA.com website hack. Hackers were able to redirect users to uc8010.com domain. The incident became known on January 5, 2008.
Vulnerable component: QVOD Player
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.