Mercuryaudio Audio Player 1.21 pls memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Mercuryaudio Audio Player 1.21 and classified as very critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the file pls. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in Mercury Audio Player 1.21 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long string in a malformed (1) .b4s or (2) .pls playlist file.

The weakness was disclosed 04/30/2009 by rgod (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2009-4755 since 03/29/2010. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 12/31/2017).

A public exploit has been developed by His0k4 in Python and been published immediately after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (50288) and Exploit-DB (8580). The entry 52411 is pretty similar.




CPE 2.3info

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: His0k4
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Advisory: [404 Not Found]
Researcher: rgod
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2009-4755 (🔍)
X-Force: 50288 - Mercury Audio Player multiple buffer overflow
SecurityFocus: 34788 - Mercury Audio Player 'm3u/b4s/pls' File Multiple Remote Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 34957 - Mercury Audio Player Playlist Processing Buffer Overflows, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 54170 - Mercury Audio Player B4S Playlist File Handling Overflow

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Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 12/31/2017 09:28 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (60), 12/31/2017 09:28 AM (10)
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