VLC Media Player < 0.9.3 XSPF Playlist Handling Memory Corruption
High Nessus Plugin ID 34400
SynopsisThe remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpgrade to VLC Media Player version 0.9.4 or later (there are no official binaries for Windows of version 0.9.3).