Vulnerability CVE-2017-8311


Published: 2017-05-23

Description:
Potential heap based buffer overflow in ParseJSS in VideoLAN VLC before 2.2.5 due to skipping NULL terminator in an input string allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted subtitles file.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
High
VideoLAN VLC Media Player <= 2.2.5 'EphemeralCockroach' Heap Overflow
SivertPL
03.03.2018
High
VLC Media Player/Kodi/PopcornTime 'Red Chimera' < 2.2.5 Memory Corruption (PoC)
SivertPL
23.04.2018

Type:

CWE-119

(Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer)

Vendor: Videolan
Product: Vlc media player 
Version: 2.2.4;

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
6.8/10
6.4/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial

 References:
http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc.git;a=commitdiff;h=775de716add17322f24b476439f903a829446eb6
http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3899
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/98634
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201707-10
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/44514/

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