VideoLAN VLC 0.8.6d Transport input validation

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A vulnerability was found in VideoLAN VLC 0.8.6d (Multimedia Player Software) and classified as problematic. This issue affects an unknown code block. The manipulation of the argument Transport with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

The RTSP module in VideoLAN VLC 0.8.6d allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a request without a Transport parameter, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference.

The bug was discovered 09/15/2007. The weakness was disclosed 01/16/2008 (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2007-6684 since 01/16/2008. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 123 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 31439 (GLSA-200803-13 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (39834), Vulnerability Center (SBV-17884) and Tenable (31439). The entries 40576, 40575 and 40574 are pretty similar.






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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 31439
Nessus Name: GLSA-200803-13 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 60516
OpenVAS Name: Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200803-13 (vlc)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Advisory: 22023
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2007-6684 (🔍)

X-Force: 39834
Vulnerability Center: 17884 - VideoLAN VLC 0.8.6d RTSP Module Remote DoS, Medium
Secunia: 29284 - Gentoo update for vlc, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 42204 - CVE-2007-6684 - VideoLAN VLC - Denial-Of-Service Issue

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Created: 03/16/2015 01:43 PM
Updated: 07/30/2021 04:06 PM
Changes: 03/16/2015 01:43 PM (75), 08/07/2019 09:54 AM (5), 07/30/2021 04:06 PM (3)
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