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VideoLAN VLC Media Player MMS Plugin Stack Buffer Overflow - ver 2 (CVE-2012-1775)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1344
Date Published:
Severity:
Last Updated:
Source: VideoLAN SA1201
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-1775
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?
VideoLAN VLC Media Player prior to 2.0.1
Vulnerability Description
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.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, 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 R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the VideoLAN VLC Media Player MMS Plugin Stack Buffer Overflow - ver 2 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 MMS Plugin Stack Buffer Overflow - ver 2