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VLC Media Player 'audio.c' Heap-Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (Windows)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

The host is installed with VLC media player and is prone to heap overflow vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw is due to error in the transcode module that may allow a corrupted stream to overflow buffers on the heap. With a non-malicious input, this could lead to heap corruption and a crash.

Affected Software

Affected Software

VideoLAN VLC media player before 2.1.5 on Windows.

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to VideoLAN VLC media player version 2.1.5 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)