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VLC Media Player 2.x < 2.1.2 Buffer Overflow

High

Synopsis

The remote host contains a media application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description

The 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.

Solution

Upgrade to VLC Media Player version 2.1.2 or later.