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[ASA-201712-4] vlc: arbitrary code execution
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201712-4 ========================================= Severity: Critical Date : 2017-12-07 CVE-ID : CVE-2017-10699 CVE-2017-9300 Package : vlc Type : arbitrary code execution Remote : Yes Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-533 Summary ======= The package vlc before version 2.2.7-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary code execution. Resolution ========== Upgrade to 2.2.7-1. # pacman -Syu "vlc>=2.2.7-1" The problems have been fixed upstream in version 2.2.7. Workaround ========== None. Description =========== - CVE-2017-10699 (arbitrary code execution) It was discovered that avcodec 2.2.x, as used in VideoLAN VLC media player before 2.2.7, allows out-of-bounds heap memory write due to calling memcpy() with a wrong size, leading to a denial of service (application crash) or possibly code execution. - CVE-2017-9300 (arbitrary code execution) It was discovered that plugins\codec\libflac_plugin.so in VideoLAN VLC media player before 2.2.7 allows remote attackers to cause a heap corruption and application crash leading to denial of service or possibly execution of arbitrary code via a crafted FLAC file. Impact ====== A remote attacker is able to execute arbitrary code on the host by providing a maliciously-crafted media file to VLC. References ========== https://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc/vlc-2.2.git;a=commitdiff;h=6cc73bcad19da2cd2e95671173f2e0d203a57e9b https://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc/vlc-2.2.git;a=commitdiff;h=a38a85db58c569cc592d9380cc07096757ef3d49 https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/18467 https://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc/vlc-2.2.git;a=commitdiff;h=55a82442cfea9dab8b853f3a4610f2880c5fadf3 https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2017-10699 https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2017-9300