Check Point Advisories

CyberLink PowerDVD PlayList File Handling Stack Overflow

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-321
Date Published: 22 Feb 2010
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 25 Jul 2017
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description CyberLink PowerDVD is a commercial video and audio player for Microsoft Windows and Linux. It enables viewing High-definition video and DVD-Video movies on the user's PC. The player can also be used to play videos and audio/music files in other formats encoded with different codecs, for instance WMV HD, DivX, Xvid, and DVD-Audio, MP3 and AAC audio. The software offers full Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD playback with menus. PowerDVD also handles playlist files such as M3U (.m3u) and PLS (.pls).There exists a stack overflow vulnerability in CyberLink PowerDVD product. The vulnerability is due to an inadequate boundary checks when loading playlist files. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to create a stack overflow condition on the target system. Successful exploitation could lead to denial-of-service conditions.Upon processing a malicious playlist file, the PowerDVD process will terminate due to a stack overflow condition, which triggers a Denial of Service condition.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update.For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the CyberLink PowerDVD PlayList File Handling Stack Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  CyberLink PowerDVD PlayList File Handling Stack Overflow

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