Some vulnerabilities have been discovered in DivX Player, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerabilities are caused due to boundary errors in the processing of subtitle files (*.SRT, *.SUB). These can be exploited to cause stack-based buffer overflows via a specially crafted, overly long subtitle line contained in a malicious SRT or SUB file.
Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but requires that the user is tricked into opening a specially crafted SRT or SUB file.
The vulnerability is confirmed in DivX Player 6.7 (build 18.104.22.168). Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Disable the automatic loading of subtitles. Do not open untrusted subtitles.
Provided and/or discovered by: securfrog
Additional information provided by Secunia Research.
Original Advisory: http://milw0rm.com/exploits/5453
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Subject: DivX Player Subtitle Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
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