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VLC Media Player ASS File Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (Linux)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

12 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with VLC Media Player and is prone to Stack-Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw exists due to stack-based buffer overflow error in Aegisub Advanced SubStation ('.ass') file handler that fails to perform adequate boundary checks on user-supplied input.

Affected Software

Affected Software

VLC Media Player version 0.8.6 on Linux.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to VLC Media Player version 1.0.5 or later

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)