VLC Media Player 2.x < 2.2.4 RCE

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9799

Synopsis

The remote host contains a media application that is affected by a remote code execution attack vector.

Description

The remote host is running VLC 2.x prior to 2.2.4 and is affected by an out-of-bounds write flaw in the 'DecodeAdpcmImaQT()' function in 'modules/codec/adpcm.c' that is triggered when handling a specially crafted media file. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to potentially execute arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade to VLC Media Player 2.x version 2.2.4 or later.

See Also

http://www.videolan.org/security/sa1601.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 9799

File Name: 9799.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2016/11/18

Modified: 2016/12/06

Dependencies: 9797

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.6

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:videolan:vlc_media_player

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5108

BID: 90924

OSVDB: 139117