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This page presents details of security vulnerabilities discovered as a result of our digital satellite TV research project. These details are provided in a form of presentation slides for the two talks that were given by Adam Gowdiak on 24 May 2012 at Hack In The Box Security Conference in Amsterdam.

Presentation slides

  • "Security threats in the world of digital satellite television", PDF file, 2.4MB (download)
  • "Security vulnerabilities of Digital Video Broadcast chipsets", PDF file, 1.9MB (download)

Cumulative Vulnerability Reports

  • SE-2011-01 Issues #5-16,#25-32 (Advanced Digital Broadcast), PDF file, 370KB (download)
  • SE-2011-01 Issues #17-19 (STMicroelectronics), PDF file, 293KB (download)
  • SE-2011-01 Issues #22-23 (Conax AS), PDF file, 283KB (download)

Vulnerability Reports in Polish

  • SE-2011-01 Issue #1 (, PDF file, 238KB (download)
  • SE-2011-01 Issue #2 (, PDF file, 384KB (download)
  • SE-2011-01 Issue #3 (, PDF file, 363KB (download)
  • SE-2011-01 Issue #4 (, PDF file, 234KB (download)
  • SE-2011-01 Issue #20 (ITI Neovision), PDF file, 376KB (download)
  • SE-2011-01 Issue #24 (DreamLab, PDF file, 346KB (download)

Additional materials

  • Ideas regarding vulnerabilities in ST DVB chipsets, PDF file, 558KB (download)
  • The origin and impact of security vulnerabilities in ST chipsets, PDF file, 1597KB (download)
  • NC+ Multiroom service bypass, PDF file, 703KB (download)

Additionally, the slides for a keynote talk given at JavaLand conference in 2016 are also provided. This talk referred to SE-2011-01 and our other research projects while discussing key problems related to Java platform security, its ecosystem and vendors.

  • "Java (in)security", PDF file, 1.4MB (download)


Proof of Concept Codes below are provided purely for educational purposes only. It is expressly forbidden to use them for any purposes that would violate any domestic or international laws. If you do not agree with this policy, please leave this page.

  • "Security weaknesses in a digital satellite TV platform", Proof of Concept codes, ZIP file, 1014KB (download)
  • "NC+ Multiroom service bypass", Proof of Concept code, ZIP file, 19KB (download)