VLC Media Player USF buffer overflow
|vlcmediaplayer-usf-bo (65029)||High Risk|
VLC Media Player is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the StripTags() function within the USF and Text subtitles decoders. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted media file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
Apply the patch for this vulnerability, available from the VideoLAN GIT Repository. See References.
- Offensive Security Exploit Database [02-03-2011]: VLC Media Player Subtitle StripTags() Function Memory Corruption.
- VideoLAN GIT Repository: VideoLAN.
- VideoLAN Web site: VideoLAN: Free Multimedia Solutions.
- vlc-devel Mailing List, Sun Jan 16 11:58:17 CET 2011: Subtitle StripTags heap corruption, potentially exploitable. Patch included.
- BID-46008: VLC Media Player Subtitle 'StripTags()' Function Memory Corruption Vulnerability
- CVE-2011-0522: The StripTags function in (1) the USF decoder (modules/codec/subtitles/subsdec.c) and (2) the Text decoder (modules/codec/subtitles/subsusf.c) in VideoLAN VLC Media Player 1.1 before 1.1.6-rc allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a subtitle with an opening < without a closing > in an MKV file, which triggers heap memory corruption, as demonstrated using refined-australia-blu720p-sample.mkv.
- OSVDB ID: 72905: VLC Media Player USF Decoder modules/codec/subtitles/subsdec.c StripTags Function MKV File Subtitle Arbitrary Code Execution
- OSVDB ID: 72906: VLC Media Player Text Decoder modules/codec/subtitles/subsusf.c StripTags Function MKV File Subtitle Arbitrary Code Execution
- VideoLAN VLC Media Player 1.1.5
Jan 16, 2011
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