Vulnerability CVE-2018-11529


Published: 2018-07-11

Description:
VideoLAN VLC media player 2.2.x is prone to a use after free vulnerability which an attacker can leverage to execute arbitrary code via crafted MKV files. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in denial of service conditions.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
High
VLC Media Player 2.2.8 MKV Use-After-Free
Eugene NG
11.10.2018
High
VLC Media Player MKV Use-After-Free
Metasploit
17.10.2018

Type:

CWE-416

(Use After Free)

Vendor: Debian
Product: Debian linux 
Version: 9.0;
Vendor: Videolan
Product: Vlc media player 
Version: 2.2.8;

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://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2018/Jul/28
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1041311
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4251
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45626/

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CVE-2019-14776
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