|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2008-009|
|Date Published:||17 Jan 2008|
|Last Updated:||9 Jun 2014|
|Protection Provided by:||
|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.|
This protection will detect and block the vulnerable ActiveX Control.
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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