VLC get_chunk_header Function TiVo File Remote Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 63137


The remote Windows host contains a media player that is affected by a code execution vulnerability.


The version of VLC installed on the remote host is 0.x later than 0.9.0 or 1.x earlier than or equal to 1.1.12. It, therefore, contains a double-free error in the function 'get_chunk_header' in the file 'modules/demux/ty.c'. This error can be exploited by a specially crafted TiVo (TY) file, which could lead to remote arbitrary code execution.


Upgrade to VLC version 1.1.13 / 2.0.0 or later. Alternatively, remove any affected plugin files from VLC's plugins directory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63137

File Name: vlc_1_1_13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/12/03

Modified: 2014/11/07

Dependencies: 31852

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:videolan:vlc_media_player

Required KB Items: SMB/VLC/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0023

BID: 51231

OSVDB: 77975