VLC media player ActiveX plugin memory overwrite
|vlcmediaplayer-activex-memory-overwrite (38816)||Medium Risk|
The VLC media player ActiveX control (axvlc.dll) could allow a remote attacker to overwrite memory on the system. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site that passes specially-crafted parameters to the addTarget(), getVariable() and setVariable() functions, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite memory zones and execute arbitrary code on the system.
Upgrade to the latest version of VLC media player (0.8.6d or later), available from the VideoLAN Web site. See References.
- Core Security Web site: Core Security Technologies.
- CORE-2007-1004: VLC Activex Bad Pointer Initialization Vulnerability.
- VideoLAN Security Advisory 0703: Recursive plugin release vulnerability in Active X plugin.
- VideoLAN Web site: Changes between 0.8.6 and 0.9.0-svn (not released yet):.
- BID-26675: VideoLAN VLC axvlc.dll ActiveX Control Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2007-6262: A certain ActiveX control in axvlc.dll in VideoLAN VLC 0.8.6 before 0.8.6d allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted arguments to the (1) addTarget, (2) getVariable, or (3) setVariable function, resulting from a bad initialized pointer
- OSVDB ID: 42192: VLC Media Player ActiveX (axvlc.dll) Multiple Function Arbitrary Code Execution
- SA27878: VLC Media Player ActiveX Plugin and FLAC Vulnerabilities
- VideoLAN VLC Media Player prior to 0.8.6d
Nov 30, 2007
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