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VLC Media Player MKV Parsing Integer Overflow Vulnerability


Secunia ID

SA52956

CVE-ID

CVE-2013-3245

Release Date

09 Jul 2013

Last Change

01 Aug 2013

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

Kaveh Ghaemmaghami has discovered a vulnerability in VLC Media Player, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error within the libmkv_plugin.dll module when parsing MKV files, which can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via an MKV file with a specially crafted header.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.0.7. Prior versions may also be affected.

Solution

Update to version 2.0.8.

Reported by

Kaveh Ghaemmaghami via Secunia.

Original Advisory

Secunia:
http://secunia.com/blog/372/

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.0.8.html