National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability
Database

CVE-2011-0522 Detail

Current Description

The StripTags function in (1) the USF decoder (modules/codec/subtitles/subsdec.c) and (2) the Text decoder (modules/codec/subtitles/subsusf.c) in VideoLAN VLC Media Player 1.1 before 1.1.6-rc allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a subtitle with an opening "<" without a closing ">" in an MKV file, which triggers heap memory corruption, as demonstrated using refined-australia-blu720p-sample.mkv.

Source:  MITRE
View Analysis Description

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to nvd@nist.gov.

Hyperlink Resource
http://git.videolan.org/gitweb.cgi?p=vlc/vlc-1.1.git;a=tag;h=bb16813ddb61a53113c71bccc525559405785452 Patch
http://mailman.videolan.org/pipermail/vlc-devel/2011-January/078607.html Patch
http://mailman.videolan.org/pipermail/vlc-devel/2011-January/078614.html
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/8064
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/16108 Exploit
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/25/7 Patch
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/01/25/9 Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/46008 Exploit
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0225 Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/65029
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A12414

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2011-0522
NVD Published Date:
02/07/2011
NVD Last Modified:
09/18/2017