Some vulnerabilities have been discovered in VLC Media Player, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
1) Boundary errors in the "ParseMicroDvd()", "ParseSSA()", and "ParseVplayer()" functions when handling subtitles can be exploited to cause stack-based buffer overflows.
2) A format string error in the web interface listening on port 8080/tcp (disabled by default) can be exploited via a specially crafted HTTP request with a "Connection" header value containing format specifiers.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities allows execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerabilities have been confirmed in version 0.8.6d. Other versions may also be affected.
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Subject: VLC Media Player Multiple Vulnerabilities
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