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VLC Media Player Multiple Vulnerabilities


Secunia ID

SA48500

CVE-ID

CVE-2011-3026, CVE-2012-1126, CVE-2012-1127, CVE-2012-1128, CVE-2012-1129, CVE-2012-1130, CVE-2012-1131, CVE-2012-1132, CVE-2012-1133, CVE-2012-1134, CVE-2012-1135, CVE-2012-1136, CVE-2012-1137, CVE-2012-1138, CVE-2012-1139, CVE-2012-1140, CVE-2012-1141, CVE-2012-1142, CVE-2012-1143, CVE-2012-1144, CVE-2012-1775, CVE-2012-1776

Release Date

19 Mar 2012

Last Change

21 Mar 2012

Criticality

Highly Critical

Solution Status

Vendor Patch

Software

VLC Media Player 2.x

Where

From remote

Impact
System access

This covers vulnerabilities where malicious people are able to gain system access and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a local user.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in VLC Media Player, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

1) A boundary error within the "MMSOpen()" function (modules/access/mms/mmstu.c) in the MMS access plugin (libaccess_mms_plugin) can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted MMS stream.

2) Some errors within the realrtsp access plugin (libaccess_realrtsp_plugin) when handling Real rtsp streams can be exploited to cause heap-based buffer overflows.

3) The application bundles a vulnerable version of the libpng library.

For more information:
SA48026

4) The application bundles a vulnerable version of the FreeType library.

For more information:
SA48268

Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 2.0.1.

Solution

Update to version 2.0.1.

Reported by

The vendor credits Florent Hochwelker aka TaPiOn.

Original Advisory

VLC Media Player (VideoLAN-SA-1201, VideoLAN-SA-1202):
http://www.videolan.org/security/sa1201.html
http://www.videolan.org/security/sa1202.html

http://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc/NEWS