VLC Media Player Web interface status.xml input parameter buffer overflow

vlcmediaplayer-web-status-bo (49249) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

VLC Media Player is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by status.xml in the Web interface. By sending an overly long request to the input argument, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges or cause the application to crash.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 6.1
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Unconfirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • VideoLAN Web site: VLC media player - Overview.
  • BID-34126: VLC Media Player Web Interface 'input' Parameter Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-1045: requests/status.xml in VLC 0.9.8a allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and crash) via a long input argument in an in_play action.
  • OSVDB ID: 52897: VLC Media Player requests/status.xml in_play Action Remote DoS

Platforms Affected:

  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.9.8 a

Reported:

Mar 16, 2009

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