VideoLAN VLC Media Player MMS Plugin Stack Buffer Overflow (CVE-2012-1775)
|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-239|
|Source:||VideoLAN Advisory: SA1201|
|Protection Provided by:||
Who is Vulnerable?
VideoLAN VLC Media Player prior to 2.0.1
A stack buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in VLC Media Player.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient bounds checking in the MMS access plugin while copying a hostname into a stack buffer. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by convincing a target user to open a specially crafted URL with an affected version of VLC Media Player. Successful exploitation will allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target machine with the security privileges of the VLC Media Player process.
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
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?
- In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the VideoLAN VLC Media Player MMS Plugin Stack Buffer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
- 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 MMS Plugin Stack Buffer Overflow