VLC Media Player udp:// format string

vlcmediaplayer-udp-format-string (31226) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

VLC Media Player could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by a format string vulnerability in the handling of the udp:// URL handler. By persuading a victim to follow a specially-crafted udp:// URL containing format string specifiers, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary commands on the system with the privileges of the victim.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.8
  Exploitability: Proof-Of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200701-24 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux:
Refer to DSA-1252-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux (xine):
Refer to SUSE-SA:2007:013 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • MOAB-02-01-2007: VLC Media Player udp:// Format String Vulnerability.
  • VLC Media Player Web site: VideoLAN - Free Software and Open Source video streaming solution for every OS!.
  • BID-21852: VideoLan VLC Media Player Remote Format String Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-0017: Multiple format string vulnerabilities in (1) the cdio_log_handler function in modules/access/cdda/access.c in the CDDA (libcdda_plugin) plugin, and the (2) cdio_log_handler and (3) vcd_log_handler functions in modules/access/vcdx/access.c in the VCDX (libvcdx_plugin) plugin, in VideoLAN VLC 0.7.0 through 0.8.6 allow user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in an invalid URI, as demonstrated by a udp://-- URI in an M3U file.
  • DSA-1252: vlc -- format string
  • GLSA-200701-24: VLC media player: Format string vulnerability
  • MDKSA-2007:027: Updated xine-ui packages fix vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2007:154: Updated xine-ui packages fix denial of service and arbitrary code execution
  • OSVDB ID: 31163: VLC Media Player udp:// URI Handling Format String
  • OSVDB ID: 31666: xine udp:// URI Handling Format String
  • SA23592: VLC Media Player "udp://" URI Handling Format String Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017464: VLC Media Player udp:// URL Handler Format String Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SUSE-SA:2007:013: xine format string problems

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Novell SLE SDK 10
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE SLED 10
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.6

Reported:

Jan 02, 2007

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