VLC Media Player < 1.1.4 Patch Subversion Arbitrary DLL Injection Code Execution (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5651

Synopsis

The remote host contains an application that allows arbitrary code execution.

Description

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

Versions of VLC media player earlier than 1.1.4 are potentially affected by a code execution vulnerability. The application insecurely looks in its current working directory when resolving DLL dependencies, such as for 'wintab32.dll'. If a malicious DLL with the same name as a required DLL is located in the application's current working directory, the malicious DLL will be loaded.

Solution

Upgrade to VLC Media Player version 1.1.4 or later.

See Also

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff919712(VS.85).aspx

http://www.acrossecurity.com/aspr/ASPR-2010-08-18-1-PUB.txt

http://blog.rapid7.com/?p=5325

http://www.videolan.org/security/sa1005.html

http://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc-branch/NEWS

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5651

File Name: 5651.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2010/08/27

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Nessus ID: 48906

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/08/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3124

BID: 42707

OSVDB: 67492