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VLC Media Player < 1.1.5 Samba Share Access Module Code Execution

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host contains an application that allows arbitrary code execution.

Description

The remote host contains VLC player, a multi-media application.

Versions of VLC media player earlier than 1.1.5 are potentially affected by a code execution vulnerability. Due to an error in the declaration of code calling conventions, VLC suffers from a stack smashing attack in the Samba network share access module which could lead to arbitrary code execution. Note that this issue only affects VLC for Windows.

Solution

Upgrade to VLC Media Player version 1.1.5 or later.