Intrusion Prevention

VLC.Media.Player.SMB.URI.Handling.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in VideoLAN VLC media player.
The vulnerability is due to an improper boundary check condition in the application when handling an overly long smb path. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

VideoLAN VLC media player 1.0.1
VideoLAN VLC media player 1.0
VideoLAN VLC media player 0.9.9

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version available from the website.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

CVE References

CVE-2009-2484