Check Point Advisories

VLC Media Player ABC File Parts Field Parsing Heap Integer Overflow

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-2941
Date Published: 27 Oct 2013
Severity: Medium
Last Updated:
Source:
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R75

Who is Vulnerable? libmodplug project libmodplug 0.8.8.4 and prior
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the libmodplug library used by VLC Media Player.
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to an error while parsing Parts field in ABC files which can result in an integer overflow. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing an unsuspecting user to download and process a malicious file with a vulnerable version of the application.

Protection Overview

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.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the VLC Media Player ABC File Parts Field Parsing Heap Integer Overflow protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Media Player Enforcement Violation
Attack Information: VLC Media Player ABC File Parts Field Parsing Heap Integer Overflow

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