VLC 2.x < 2.1.2 parseRTSPRequestString Function RTSP Command Parsing Overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 72279
SynopsisThe remote Windows host contains a media player that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of VLC media player installed on the remote host is earlier than 2.1.2. As such, it reportedly includes a version of Live Networks' Live555 Streaming Media library earlier than 2013.11.29. A buffer overflow vulnerability in the 'parseRTSPRequestString()' function in that library exists that could lead to a program crash or arbitrary code execution when handling a specially crafted RTSP message.
SolutionUpgrade to version 2.1.2 or later.