Vulnerability Details

VLC Media Player < 3.0.9 DoS Vulnerability (Mac OS X)

Published: 2020-05-19 13:02:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Detection Type:
Executable

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Summary:
VLC Media Player is prone to a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
An off-by-one error in the DecodeBlock function in codec/sdl_image.c allows remote attackers to cause a denial-of-service (memory corruption) via a crafted image file.

Impact:
Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to trigger either a crash of VLC.

Affected Versions:
VideoLAN VLC Media Player before version 3.0.9 on Mac OS X.

Recommendations:
Update to version 3.0.9 or later.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-19721

CVE Analysis

https://www.mageni.net/cve/CVE-2019-19721

References:

https://www.videolan.org/security/sb-vlc309.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0
Published
2020-05-19
Modified
2020-05-20
Category
Denial of Service

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