VDB-73393 · CVE-2010-1443 · BID 42386

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

CVSS Meta Temp Score
CVSS is a standardized scoring system to determine possibilities of attacks. The Temp Score considers temporal factors like disclosure, exploit and countermeasures. The unique Meta Score calculates the average score of different sources to provide a normalized scoring system.
Current Exploit Price (≈)
Our analysts are monitoring exploit markets and are in contact with vulnerability brokers. The range indicates the observed or calculated exploit price to be seen on exploit markets. A good indicator to understand the monetary effort required for and the popularity of an attack.
CTI Interest Score
Our Cyber Threat Intelligence team is monitoring different web sites, mailing lists, exploit markets and social media networks. The CTI Interest Score identifies the interest of attackers and the security community for this specific vulnerability in real-time. A high score indicates an elevated risk to be targeted for this vulnerability.

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†).







CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB CVSS-B Score: 🔍
VulDB CVSS-BT Score: 🔍
VulDB Vector: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
VulDB Vector: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍



VulDB Base Score: 🔍
VulDB Temp Score: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

NVD Base Score: 🔍


Class: Null pointer dereference
CWE: CWE-476 / CWE-404

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔍
Status: Not defined

EPSS Score: 🔍
EPSS Percentile: 🔍

Price Prediction: 🔍
Current Price Estimation: 🔍


Nessus ID: 78879
Nessus Name: GLSA-201411-01 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
Nessus File: 🔍
Nessus Risk: 🔍
Nessus Family: 🔍

OpenVAS ID: 67351
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: vlc
OpenVAS File: 🔍
OpenVAS Family: 🔍

Threat Intelligenceinfo

Interest: 🔍
Active Actors: 🔍
Active APT Groups: 🔍


Recommended: Upgrade
Status: 🔍

0-Day Time: 🔍

Upgrade: VLC Media Player 1.0.6
Patch: 8902488ba529c0cf4c903a8a84ff20b5737cc753


04/15/2010 🔍
04/19/2010 +4 days 🔍
12/26/2014 +1712 days 🔍
12/26/2014 +0 days 🔍
12/31/2014 +5 days 🔍
03/27/2015 +86 days 🔍
04/10/2022 +2571 days 🔍


Vendor: videolan.org

Advisory: videolan.org
Status: Not defined
Confirmation: 🔍

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


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)
Complete: 🔍
Cache ID: 3:E02:40


No comments yet. Languages: en.

Please log in to comment.

Want to stay up to date on a daily basis?

Enable the mail alert feature now!