Title: DX Studio Player Firefox plug-in command injection
Advisory ID: CORE-2009-0521
Advisory URL: http://www.coresecurity.com/content/DXStudio-player-firefox-plugin
Date published: 2009-06-09
Date of last update: 2009-06-08
Vendors contacted: Worldweaver
Release mode: Coordinated release
Class: Command injection
Remotely Exploitable: Yes
Locally Exploitable: No
Bugtraq ID: N/A
CVE Name: CVE-2009-2011
 is a complete integrated development
environment for creating interactive 3D graphics.
DX Studio Player plug-in for Firefox
is vulnerable to a remote command execution vulnerability.
- DX Studio Player v184.108.40.206
- DX Studio Player v220.127.116.11
- DX Studio Player v18.104.22.168
- Older versions are probably affected too, but they were not checked.
- DX Studio Player v22.214.171.124
Vendor Information, Solutions and Workarounds
On 1st June DXStudio team patched the current release 3.0.29 to
126.96.36.199 for all new downloads to fix the problem with Firefox, and also
posted a sticky announce for all our users
This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Diego Juarez
from Core Security Technologies.
Technical Description / Proof of Concept Code
DX Studio is a complete integrated development
environment for creating interactive 3D graphics. DX Studio
shell.execute() is defined as follows:
Prototype: shell.execute(commandString, [paramString], [commandIsProgId]);
This method sends the
to the Windows shell with optional parameters in
For security reasons, this function is not available when running in a
web browser. If you set
commandIsProgId to true,
you can launch a utility by its
WMP.DVD with parameter
play would play a DVD in Windows Media Player.
In our tests, despite what is stated in the documentation, we found that the function is
actually available to both the Internet Explorer and Firefox browser plug-ins.
In the IE plug-in the user does get a warning about the security
implications of allowing such
file to run. On Firefox however, there is no such warning whatsoever,
allowing an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the client side by luring
the victim into clicking a link or visiting a malicious website.
Proof of Concept (header.xml)
Note: The security vulnerability is also exploitable on the
standalone player, however, this functionality appears to be
the expected behavior and fully intended for the standalone player.
Core Security Technologies notifies the Worldweaver Support Team (WST)
of the vulnerability and announces its initial plan to publish
the content on June 15th, 2009.
The WST asks Core for a technical description
of the vulnerability.
Technical details sent to WST by Core.
Core asks WST for an estimated date to fix this issue.
WST notifies Core that a fix has already been produced and it is
available to the users.
The advisory CORE-2009-0521 is published.
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