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VLC Media Player USF and Text Subtitles Decoders BOF Vulnerabilities (Windows)

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 vulnerabilities.

Insight

Insight

The flaws are caused by buffer overflow errors in the 'StripTags()' function within the USF and Text subtitles decoders 'modules/codec/subtitles/subsdec.c' and 'modules/codec/subtitles/subsusf.c' when processing malformed data.

Affected Software

Affected Software

VLC media player version 1.x before 1.1.6-rc

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to the VLC media player version 1.1.6-rc or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)