Kaveh Ghaemmaghami has discovered a vulnerability in VLC Media Player, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error within the libmkv_plugin.dll module when parsing MKV files, which can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via an MKV file with a specially crafted header.
Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.0.7. Prior versions may also be affected.
Solution: Update to version 2.0.8.
Provided and/or discovered by: Kaveh Ghaemmaghami via Secunia.
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Subject: VLC Media Player MKV Parsing Integer Overflow Vulnerability
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