Check Point Advisories

VideoLAN VLC axvlc.dll ActiveX Crafted Parameter Remote Code Execution (CVE-2007-6262)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-009
Date Published: 17 Jan 2008
Severity: High
Last Updated: 9 Jun 2014
Industry Reference:CVE-2007-6262
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description VLC media player is a free multimedia player for various audio and video formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. This vulnerability is due to recursive object release as a result from flaws in the VideoLAN VLC ActiveX Control. To trigger this issue, an attacker may create a malicious web page that will exploit these flaws.Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the vulnerable ActiveX Control.

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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the VideoLAN VLC axvlc.dll ActiveX Crafted Parameter Remote Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  VideoLAN VLC axvlc.dll ActiveX crafted parameter remote code execution