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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   VLC Media Player Vendors:   VideoLAN Project
VLC Media Player Use-After-Free Memory Error in Processing MKV Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041311
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041311
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-11529   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 18 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.2.8 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VLC Media Player. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted MKV file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a use-after-free memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Demonstration exploit code is available at:

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2018/Jul/28

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.3).

No vendor advisory is 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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