Remote code execution in Baofeng Storm ActiveX control

Published: 2009-04-30 | Updated: 2017-03-21
Severity Critical
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2009-1612
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components

Vendor Baofeng

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Stack-based buffer overflow

Severity: Critical

CVSSv3: 9.4 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2009-1612

CWE-ID: CWE-121 - Stack-based Buffer Overflow


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to stack-based buffer overflow in Storm ActiveX control (mps.dll)). A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web page that passes an overly long string to the OnBeforeVideoDownload() method, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

Storm:,, 2.8, 2.9,,, ,

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.