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VLC Media Player "udp://" URI Handling Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-01-03    Last Update:  2007-01-18    Views:  18,488

Secunia Advisory SA23592

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Kevin Finisterre and LMH have reported a vulnerability in VLC media player, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a format string error when handling "udp://" URIs and can be exploited via a specially crafted web site or an M3U file with a specially crafted udp:// URI containing format string specifiers as the file name.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is reported in version 0.8.6 and reportedly affects both Mac OS X and Windows versions. Other versions may be affected as well.


Solution:
Update to version 0.8.6a.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Kevin Finisterre and LMH

Original Advisory:
MOAB:
http://projects.info-pull.com/moab/MOAB-02-01-2007.html

VideoLAN:
http://www.videolan.org/sa0701.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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