|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2013-1623|
|Date Published:||6 Jan 2013|
|Last Updated:||9 Jan 2020|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?||VideoLAN VLC Media Player 2.0.3 and prior|
|Vulnerability Description||A buffer overread vulnerability has been reported in VideoLAN VLC Media Player. The vulnerability is due to an input validation error when handling certain PNG files. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a specially crafted PNG file with an affected version of VLC Media Player. Successful exploitation would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target.|
This protection will detect and block malicious PNG files.
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.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information: VideoLAN VLC Media Player PNG Code Execution (CVE-2012-5470)