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The remote Windows host contains a media player that allows arbitrary
The version of VLC media player installed on the remote Windows host
is earlier than 1.1.5. Such versions are vulnerable to a stack
smashing attack in the Samba network share access module due to an
error in the way VLC calls the Windows API function
'WNetAddConnection2A()' when opening 'smb://' URLs.
If an attacker can trick a user into opening a specially crafted URL
with the affected application, he can leverage this issue to execute
arbitrary code subject to that user's permissions.
See also :
Upgrade to VLC Media Player version 1.1.5 or later.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true