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VLC Media Player Multiple Plugins Format String Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2007-06-20    Last Update:  2007-07-24    Views:  21,793

Secunia Advisory SA25753

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in VLC Media Player, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to format string errors in the Ogg/Vorbis, Ogg/Theora, CDDA (CD Digital Audio), and SAP (Service Announce Protocol) plugins. These can be exploited to execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted .ogg or .ogm file (Vorbis/Theora), CDDB entry, or SAP/SDP message.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions 0.8.6b and prior.


Solution:
Update to version 0.8.6c.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
David Thiel, iSEC Partners Inc for originally reporting the issue in the Ogg/Vorbis plugin.

Original Advisory:
VideoLAN:
http://www.videolan.org/sa0702.html

iSec Partners:
http://www.isecpartners.com/advisories/2007-001-vlc.txt

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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