VLC Media Player < 0.9.3 XSPF Playlist Memory Corruption (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4708

Synopsis

The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability.

Description

The 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.

Solution

Upgrade to version 0.9.4 or higher (there are no official binaries for Windows of version 0.9.3).

See Also

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2008-10/0267.html

http://www.nessus.org/u?eb7b1baf

http://www.coresecurity.com/content/vlc-xspf-memory-corruption

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4708

File Name: 4708.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2008/10/15

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Nessus ID: 34400

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4558

BID: 31758