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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   VLC Media Player Vendors:   VideoLAN Project
VLC Media Player File Processing Type Conversion Error in 'modules/demux/mp4/libmp4.c' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040938
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040938
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-17670   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 17 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.2.8 and prior
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 file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a type conversion error in 'modules/demux/mp4/libmp4.c' and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Hans Jerry Illikainen 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:  www.videolan.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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