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VideoLAN VLC Media Player PNG Code Execution (CVE-2012-5470)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-796
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Security Focus Advisory 55850
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-5470
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
VideoLAN VLC Media Player 2.0.3 and prior
Vulnerability Description
A buffer overread vulnerability has been reported in VideoLAN VLC Media Player.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an input validation error when handling certain PNG files. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a specially crafted PNG file with an affected version of VLC Media Player. Successful exploitation would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block malicious PNG files.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the VideoLAN VLC Media Player PNG Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Media Player Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: VideoLAN VLC Media Player PNG Code Execution