VDB-73395 · CVE-2010-1445 · BID 42386

VideoLAN VLC Media Player up to 1.0.5 memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in VideoLAN VLC Media Player up to 1.0.5 (Multimedia Player Software). This affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Heap-based buffer overflow in VideoLAN VLC media player before 1.0.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted byte stream in an RTMP session.

The weakness was published 12/26/2014 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at videolan.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2010-1445 since 04/15/2010. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly 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 vulnerability database at Tenable (78879). Similar entries are available at 4118, 7069, 9448 and 10074.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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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


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
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CVE: CVE-2010-1445 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 47885 - VideoLAN VLC media player before 1.0.6 Remote DoS or Code Execution Related to RTMP Session - CVE-2010-1445, High
SecurityFocus: 42386

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Created: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 04/10/2022 09:14 AM
Changes: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM (60), 05/06/2019 07:16 AM (3), 04/10/2022 09:14 AM (3)
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