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VLC Media Player 'MP4 Demux Module' DoS Vulnerability (Mac OS X)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

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

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The host is installed with VLC media player and is prone to a denial of service vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw is due to a type conversion error in 'modules/demux/mp4/libmp4.c' in the MP4 demux module leading to a invalid free, because the type of a box may be changed between a read operation and a free operation.

Affected Software

Affected Software

VideoLAN VLC media player 2.2.8 and prior on Mac OS X.

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

Update to version 3.0.1 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)