VLC Media Player < 0.9.3 XSPF Playlist Handling Memory Corruption

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a
memory corruption vulnerability.

Description :

The version of VLC media player installed on the remote host is
earlier than 0.9.3. Such versions do not properly bounds-check an
identifier tag in XSPF files in the 'demux/playlist/xspf.c' library
before using it to index into an array on the heap. By tricking a
user into opening a malicious XSPF file, it may be possible to execute
arbitrary code within the context of the affected application.

See also :

http://www.coresecurity.com/content/vlc-xspf-memory-corruption
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2008/Oct/267
http://www.nessus.org/u?eb7b1baf

Solution :

Upgrade to VLC Media Player version 0.9.4 or later (there are no
official binaries for Windows of version 0.9.3).

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 34400 ()

Bugtraq ID: 31758

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4558

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