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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   VLC Media Player Vendors:   VideoLAN Project
VLC Media Player udp:// URL Handler Format String Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017464
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017464
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0017   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 3 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.8.6
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 udp:// URL that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a format string error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Kevin Finisterre and LMH discovered this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://projects.info-pull.com/moab/MOAB-02-01-2007.html

Some demonstration exploit code is available at:

http://projects.info-pull.com/moab/bug-files/VLCMediaSlayer-x86.pl
http://projects.info-pull.com/moab/bug-files/VLCMediaSlayer-ppc.pl

Impact:   A remote user can create a URL 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:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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