Exposing Vulnerabilities In Media Software presented at Blackhat USA 2007

by David Thiel,

Tags: Security Media

Summary : The attack surface of audio and
multimedia software is quite broad. Generally, desktop users tend to
have a fairly small number of programs that are used on an almost
constant basis—web browsers, Instant Messengers, e-mail readers and
media players. Of those, media players have been underexplored as an
attack vector. There have been simple overflow exploits of long
playlists, filenames or HTTP responses, but very little has been done
that is specific to media streams themselves.