VLC Media Player < 2.0.2 Ogg_DecodePacket Function OGG File Handling Overflow

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801179

Synopsis

The remote host contains an application that is vulnerable to a buffer overflow vulnerability

Description

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

Versions of VLC media player earlier than 2.0.2 are potentially affected by a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability. An error exists in the function 'Ogg_DecodePacket' in the file 'modules/demux/ogg.c' that does not properly validate input and can allow a heap-based buffer overflow. Opening a specially crafted file can result in the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-3377)

Solution

Upgrade to VLC Media Player version 2.0.2 or later.

See Also

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/2.0.2.html

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/07/06/2

http://www.nessus.org/u?7fd6c9da

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1027224

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801179

File Name: 801179.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2012/07/23

Nessus ID: 60049

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/04/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3377

BID: 54345