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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Medium
Score 4.6/10


Multiple buffer overflows in Niek Albers CoolPlayer 216 and earlier allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) a playlist file with long song names, because of an overflow in the CPL_AddPrefixedFile function in CPI_Playlist.c; (2) a skin file with long button names, because of an overflow in the main_skin_check_ini_value function in skin.c; and (3) a skin file with long bitmap filenames, because of an overflow in the main_skin_open function in skin.c.

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CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


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