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VLC Media Player CUE and RealText Processing Buffer Overflows

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Release Date:  2008-11-06    Last Update:  2008-11-26    Views:  9,369

Secunia Advisory SA32569

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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

1) An error in the CUE demuxer can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted CUE image file.

2) An error in the RealText demuxer can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted RealText subtitle file.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions 0.5.0 through 0.9.5.


Solution:
Update to version 0.9.6.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Tobias Klein.

Original Advisory:
VideoLAN:
http://www.videolan.org/security/sa0810.html

Tobias Klein:
http://www.trapkit.de/advisories/TKADV2008-011.txt
http://www.trapkit.de/advisories/TKADV2008-012.txt

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