|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2017-0433|
|Date Published:||21 May 2017|
|Last Updated:||21 May 2017|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?||VLC Media Player|
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability exists in VLC Subtitles mechanism. The vulnerability is due to the way VLC parses subtitle files. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution on the client machine.|
This protection detects 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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Media Player Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: VLC ParseJSS Null Skip Subtitle Remote Code Execution