Executive Summary

Title Power2Go buffer overflow vulnerability
Name VU#158003 First vendor Publication 2011-12-09
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2011-12-09
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#158003

Power2Go buffer overflow vulnerability


Power2Go 8 contains a buffer overflow in the handling of project (.p2g) files, which can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

I. Description

According to CyberLink's website, "Power2Go 8 features all the tools you need to easily copy all your media to any disc. Now you can mount disc images as virtual drives, rip, copy and edit your music and experience the ultimate in convenience with drag and drop burning." Power2Go 8, and possibly prior versions, fails to perform adequate boundary checks on user-supplied input when parsing malformed project (.p2g) files causing a stack-based buffer overflow leading to possible remote code execution.

The reporter has also stated that the WaveEditor component of Power2Go 8 contains the same vulnerability when parsing WaveEditor project files (.wve).

II. Impact

By causing the Power2Go 8 application to parse a specially-crafted project (.p2g) file, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user using the application.

III. Solution

We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.

Use the Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

The Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) can be used to help prevent exploitation of these vulnerabilities.

Enable DEP in Microsoft Windows

Consider enabling Data Execution Prevention (DEP) in supported versions of Windows. DEP should not be treated as a complete workaround, but it can mitigate the execution of attacker-supplied code in some cases. Microsoft has published detailed technical information about DEP in Security Research & Defense blog posts "Understanding DEP as a mitigation technology" part 1 and part 2. DEP should be used in conjunction with the application of patches or other mitigations described in this document.

Note that when relying on DEP for exploit mitigation, it is important to use a system that supports Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) as well. ASLR is not supported by Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 or earlier. ASLR was introduced with Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Please see the Microsoft SRD blog entry: On the effectiveness of DEP and ASLR for more details.

Vendor Information

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
CyberLink CorporationAffected2011-10-262011-11-30




Thanks to Tom Gregory of Spentera for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

Date Public:2011-12-09
Date First Published:2011-12-09
Date Last Updated:2011-12-09
CERT Advisory: 
US-CERT Technical Alerts: 
Severity Metric:0.01
Document Revision:6

This product is provided subject to the Notification as indicated here: http://www.us-cert.gov/legal.html#notify

Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/158003

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-119 Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 2

ExploitDB Exploits

id Description
2012-04-18 CyberLink Power2Go name attribute (p2g) Stack Buffer Overflow Exploit

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2014-01-10 CyberLink Power2Go name parameter overflow attempt
RuleID : 26210 - Revision : 7 - Type : FILE-OTHER
2014-01-10 CyberLink Power2Go name parameter overflow attempt
RuleID : 26209 - Revision : 7 - Type : FILE-OTHER

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