Ffdshow < rev2347_20081123 Remote Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 34969


The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by a remote buffer overflow vulnerability.


ffdshow, a DirectShow filter and VFW codec for multiple audio and video formats, is installed on the remote host.

ffdshow is available as a standalone package but is typically bundled with third-party codec software such as K-lite Codec Pack, XP Codec Pack, Vista Codec Package and Codec Pack All-in-one.

The installed version fails to perform sufficient boundary checks while processing very long URLs. By tricking a user into clicking on a specially crafted stream, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote system subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to ffdshow rev2347_20081123 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34969

File Name: ffdshow_remote_buffer_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/11/26

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5381

BID: 32438

OSVDB: 50064

Secunia: 32846

CWE: 119