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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-0017

Original release date: 01/02/2007
Last revised: 01/27/2012


Multiple format string vulnerabilities in (1) the cdio_log_handler function in modules/access/cdda/access.c in the CDDA (libcdda_plugin) plugin, and the (2) cdio_log_handler and (3) vcd_log_handler functions in modules/access/vcdx/access.c in the VCDX (libvcdx_plugin) plugin, in VideoLAN VLC 0.7.0 through 0.8.6 allow user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in an invalid URI, as demonstrated by a udp://-- URI in an M3U file.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.videolan.org/patches/vlc-0.8.6-MOAB-02-01-2007.patch
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2007:013
External Source: BID
Name: 21852
External Source: MISC
Name: http://applefun.blogspot.com/2007/01/moab-02-01-2007-vlc-media-player-udp.html
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1252
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.videolan.org/sa0701.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 31163
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/changeset/18481
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017464
External Source: MISC
Name: http://projects.info-pull.com/moab/MOAB-02-01-2007.html
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14313
External Source: MISC
Name: http://landonf.bikemonkey.org/code/macosx/MOAB_Day_2.20070103045559.6753.timor.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-0026
Type: Advisory
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200701-24
External Source: XF
Name: vlcmediaplayer-udp-format-string(31226)
External Source: MLIST
Name: [vlc-devel] 20070102 Security hole in VLC media player for Mac...

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14313
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)