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Vulnerability title: Local Code Execution In Dameware Mini Remote Control

CVE: CVE-2014-1221
Vendor: Dameware
Product: Mini Remote Control
Affected Version:
Fixed Version: 10.0 Hotfix 3
Reported by: Kyriakos Economou


Latest version of DameWare MRC v10.0.0.372, and possibly earlier versions, are vulnerable to arbitrary code execution when attempting to connect (or chat) to a host imported through a maliciously crafted MRCCv2.db file containing an invalid + long host name.

The PoC exploit uses full ROP to bypass DEP + ASLR. Tested in WinXP SP3 and Win7 (SP0, SP1), all 32-bit builds.

Furthermore, builds for Linux and Mac are possibly vulnerable to the same attack.

The exploit can also be triggered by importing the malicious file from a remote location.


This vulnerability allows code execution


The proof of concept exploit is available.

Vendor status:

21/10/2013 Advisory created
28/10/2013 Vendor contacted
25/11/2013 Vendor working on a fix
03/12/2013 Fix released
03/12/2013 Fix confirmed
14/01/2014 CVE obtained
07/02/2014 Published

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