Some vulnerabilities have been reported in VLC Media Player, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.
1) An array indexing error exists within the Real demuxer when processing certain Real Media files, which can be exploited by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Real Media file.
2) An error exists within the "DecodeTileBlock()" function in modules/codec/cdg.c when processing certain CDG files, which can be exploited by to cause a heap corruption by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted CDG file.
3) An error exists within the "DecodeScroll()" function in modules/codec/cdg.c when processing certain CDG files, which can be exploited to cause a heap corruption by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted CDG file.
4) A boundary error within the "StripTags()" functions in modules/codec/subtitles/subsdec.c and modules/codec/subtitles/subsusf.c can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow by e.g. tricking a user into opening a media file containing specially crafted subtitles.
The vulnerabilities are reported in version 1.1.5. Prior versions may also be affected.
Solution: Update to version 1.1.6.
Provided and/or discovered by: 1,2,3) Dan Rosenberg
4) Harry Sintonen
Original Advisory: VideoLAN:
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