VideoLAN VLC Media Player up to 3.0.7 MKV util.cpp double free

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A vulnerability was found in VideoLAN VLC Media Player up to 3.0.7 (Multimedia Player Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown code in the library zlib_decompress_extra of the file modules/demux/mkv/util.cpp of the component MKV Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-415. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

An issue was discovered in zlib_decompress_extra in modules/demux/mkv/util.cpp in VideoLAN VLC media player 3.x through 3.0.7. The Matroska demuxer, while parsing a malformed MKV file type, has a double free.

The weakness was disclosed 06/18/2019 (Website). The advisory is shared at securityfocus.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2019-12874 since 06/18/2019. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/25/2020).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.0

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-415
ATT&CK: Unknown

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06/18/2019 🔍
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06/19/2019 +1 days 🔍
06/25/2020 +372 days 🔍

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Vendor: https://www.videolan.org/

Advisory: securityfocus.com [404 Not Found]
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2019-12874 (🔍)

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Created: 06/19/2019 07:24 AM
Updated: 06/25/2020 02:44 PM
Changes: (1) advisory_url
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