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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   VLC Media Player Vendors:   VideoLAN Project
VLC Media Player File Processing Out-of-Bounds Memory Write Error in avcodec Component May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038816
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-10699   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 4 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.2.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VLC Media Player. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an out-of-bounds memory write error in the avcodec component and cause the application to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Jiaqi Peng and Bingchang Liu of VARAS at IIE reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, may execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:;a=commit;h=6cc73bcad19da2cd2e95671173f2e0d203a57e9b

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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