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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   VLC Media Player Vendors:   VideoLAN Project
VLC Media Player Buffer Overflow in Processing WAV Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035456
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3941   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 1 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.1.6-0 on Debian Linux; possibly other versions and systems
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VLC Media Player. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted WAV file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Gustavo Grieco reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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