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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.800112
Category:Denial of Service
Title:VLC Media Player XSPF Playlist Memory Corruption Vulnerability (Win)
Summary:Check for the Version of VLC Media Player
Description:

Overview: This host is installed with VLC Media Player and is prone to
Memory Corruption Vulnerability.

Vulnerability Insight:
The flaw exists due to VLC (xspf.c) library does not properly perform bounds
checking on an identifier tag from an XSPF file before using it to index an
array on the heap.

Impact: Successful exploitation allows attackers to execute arbitrary code by
tricking a user into opening a specially crafted XSPF file or even can crash
an affected application.

Impact Level: Application

Affected Software/OS:
VLC media player 0.9.2 and prior Windows (Any).

Fix: Upgrade to Version 0.9.3 or later,
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

References:
http://secunia.com/advisories/32267/
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2008/2826/products
http://www.coresecurity.com/content/vlc-xspf-memory-corruption
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 31758
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-4558
Bugtraq: 20081014 CORE-2008-1010: VLC media player XSPF Memory Corruption (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/497354/100/0/threaded
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6756
http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/6756
http://www.coresecurity.com/content/vlc-xspf-memory-corruption
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31758
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14726
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2826
http://secunia.com/advisories/32267
XForce ISS Database: vlc-parsetracknode-code-execution(45869)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/45869
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2008 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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