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