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CVE-2012-5470 Detail

Current Description

libpng_plugin in VideoLAN VLC media player 2.0.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted PNG file.

Source:  MITRE
View Analysis Description

Evaluator Description

Per http://www.videolan.org/security/sa1203.html When parsing an invalid PNG image file, a buffer overflow might occur.

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/10/24/3
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/21889/ Exploit
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/55850
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A15540

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer (CWE-119)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:2.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-5470
NVD Published Date:
10/26/2012
NVD Last Modified:
09/18/2017