CVE-2014-9625 Detail

Current Description

The GetUpdateFile function in misc/update.c in the Updater in VideoLAN VLC media player before 2.1.6 performs an incorrect cast operation from a 64-bit integer to a 32-bit integer, which allows remote attackers to conduct buffer overflow attacks and execute arbitrary code via a crafted update status file, aka an "integer truncation" vulnerability.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/01/20/5 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/videolan/vlc/commit/fbe2837bc80f155c001781041a54c58b5524fc14 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.videolan.org/security/sa1501.html Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-120 Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-9625
NVD Published Date:
01/24/2020
NVD Last Modified:
01/29/2020
Source:
MITRE