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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:
VLC Media Player 2.2.8 MKV Use-After-Free
VLC Media Player MKV Use-After-Free
(Use After Free)
Vlc media player
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The vlc_demux_chained_Delete function in input/demux_chained.c in VideoLAN VLC media player 3.0.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap corruption and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted .sw...
In VideoLAN VLC media player through 2.2.8, there is a type conversion vulnerability in modules/demux/mp4/libmp4.c in the MP4 demux module leading to a invalid free, because the type of a box may be changed between a read operation and a free operati...
avcodec 2.2.x, as used in VideoLAN VLC media player 2.2.7-x before 2017-06-29, allows out-of-bounds heap memory write due to calling memcpy() with a wrong size, leading to a denial of service (application crash) or possibly code execution.
plugins\codec\libflac_plugin.dll in VideoLAN VLC media player 2.2.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap corruption and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted FLAC file.
plugins\audio_filter\libmpgatofixed32_plugin.dll in VideoLAN VLC media player 2.2.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid read and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted file.
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.
Heap out-of-bound read in ParseJSS in VideoLAN VLC due to missing check of string length allows attackers to read heap uninitialized data via a crafted subtitles file.
Heap out-of-bound read in ParseJSS in VideoLAN VLC before 2.2.5 due to missing check of string termination allows attackers to read data beyond allocated memory and potentially crash the process via a crafted subtitles file.
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