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VLC Media Player MP4 Demuxer Arbitrary Memory Overwrite

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Release Date:  2008-02-27    Last Update:  2008-02-28    Views:  17,485

Secunia Advisory SA29122

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in VLC Media Player, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the MP4 demuxer (modules/demux/mp4/mp4.c). This can be exploited to overwrite an almost arbitrary memory address via a specially crafted MPEG-4 file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is reported in version 0.8.6d. Prior versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 0.8.6e or apply patch.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Felipe Manzano and Anibal Sacco, Core Security Technologies.

Original Advisory:
VideoLAN:
http://www.videolan.org/security/sa0802.html

Core Security Technologies:
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2008-February/060481.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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