VDB-73393 · CVE-2010-1443 · BID 42386

VideoLAN VLC Media Player up to 1.0.5 xspf.c parse_track_node null pointer dereference

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A vulnerability was found in VideoLAN VLC Media Player up to 1.0.5 (Multimedia Player Software). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is the function parse_track_node of the file modules/demux/playlist/xspf.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a null pointer dereference vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-476. A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

The parse_track_node function in modules/demux/playlist/xspf.c in the XSPF playlist parser in VideoLAN VLC media player before 1.0.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via an empty location element in an XML Shareable Playlist Format (XSPF) document.

The weakness was presented 12/26/2014 (Website). The advisory is shared at videolan.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2010-1443 since 04/15/2010. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

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.

Upgrading to version 1.0.6 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (78879) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-47882†).

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Class: Null pointer dereference
CWE: CWE-476 / CWE-404
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Nessus ID: 78879
Nessus Name: GLSA-201411-01 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 67351
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: vlc
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: VLC Media Player 1.0.6
Patch: 8902488ba529c0cf4c903a8a84ff20b5737cc753

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04/15/2010 🔍
04/19/2010 +4 days 🔍
12/26/2014 +1712 days 🔍
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12/31/2014 +5 days 🔍
03/27/2015 +86 days 🔍
04/10/2022 +2571 days 🔍

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Vendor: videolan.org

Advisory: videolan.org
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-1443 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 42386
Vulnerability Center: 47882 - VideoLAN VLC media player before 1.0.6 Remote DoS via XML Shareable Playlist Format (XSPF) Document - CVE-2010-1443, Medium

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Created: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 04/10/2022 09:08 AM
Changes: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM (57), 05/06/2019 07:16 AM (8), 04/10/2022 09:04 AM (4), 04/10/2022 09:08 AM (2)
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