VDB-57286 · CVE-2011-1087 · BID 38569

VideoLAN VLC Media Player 1.0.5 memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as very critical was found in VideoLAN VLC Media Player 1.0.5 (Multimedia Player Software). This vulnerability affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 03/05/2010 by Gjoko Krstic (Website). The advisory is available at zeroscience.mk. This vulnerability was named CVE-2011-1087 since 02/24/2011. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/05/2021).

A public exploit has been developed in MP3 File. It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at securityfocus.com. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 78879 (GLSA-201411-01 : 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.

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

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-32078) and Tenable (78879). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 4118, 7069, 9448 and 10074.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

VulDB Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Temp Score: 9.4
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 78879
Nessus Name: GLSA-201411-01 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 801781
OpenVAS Name: VLC Media Player Bookmark Creation Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (Linux)
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Vendor: videolan.org

Advisory: zeroscience.mk
Researcher: Gjoko Krstic
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2011-1087 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 32078 - VideoLAN VLC Media Player 1.0.5 Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability via a Crafted .mp3 File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 38569 - VLC Media Player Bookmark Creation Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 38853 - VLC Media Player Bookmark Handling Memory Corruption, Less Critical
OSVDB: 62728 - VLC Media Player Bookmark Creation Crafted File Handling Memory Corruption

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/05/2021 12:58 PM
Changes: (2) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore source_nessus_risk
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