Two vulnerabilities in VLC Media Player have been reported, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
1) A boundary error exists within modules/access/rtsp/real_sdpplin.c when processing SDP data (Session Description Protocol) for RTSP sessions. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow e.g. when a user is enticed to connect to a malicious server.
Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.
2) An error in the handling of arguments passed to the VLC browser plugin can be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files on a user's system when a user visits a malicious web page.
The vulnerabilities are reported in version 0.8.6d. Prior versions may also be affected.
Solution: Update to version 0.8.6e.
Provided and/or discovered by: 1) Luigi Auriemma
2) Rémi Denis-Courmont
Original Advisory: Luigi Auriemma:
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