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VLC Media Player '.AVI' File BOF Vulnerability (Linux)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The host is installed with VLC Media Player and is prone to buffer overflow vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw is due to an integer underflow error when parsing the 'strf' chunk within AVI files can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow.

Affected Software

Affected Software

VLC media player version prior to 1.1.11 on Linux.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to the VLC media player version 1.1.11 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)