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VLC Media Player XSPF Playlist Memory Corruption Vulnerability (Linux)

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

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with VLC Media Player and is prone to Memory Corruption Vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw exists due to VLC (xspf.c) library does not properly perform bounds checking on an identifier tag from an XSPF file before using it to index an array on the heap.

Affected Software

Affected Software

VLC media player 0.9.2 and prior Linux.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Version 0.9.3 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)