VLC Media Player Open() buffer overflow
|vlc-mediaplayer-open-bo (44510)||Low Risk|
VLC Media Player is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by an integer overflow error in the Open() function when handling TTA data. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted TTA file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
Upgrade to the latest version of VLC Media Player (0.9.0 or later), available from the VideoLAN Web site. See References.
- Orange Bat advisory, 2008-08-16: VLC 0.8.6i.
- VideoLAN Web site: VLC media player.
- BID-30718: VLC Media Player 'demux\tta.c' TTA File Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-3732: Integer overflow in the Open function in modules/demux/tta.c in VLC Media Player 0.8.6i allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted TTA file, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
- GLSA-200809-06: VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
- OSVDB ID: 47541: VLC Media Player modules/demux/tta.c Open() Function Overflow
- SA31512: VLC Media Player Multiple Vulnerabilities
- Gentoo Linux
- VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.6i
Aug 16, 2008
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