Intrusion Prevention

VideoLan.VLC.Media.Player.ParseJSS.Heap.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 error in the application while handling a malformed JSS file. 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 prior to 2.2.5.1

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply patch, available from the website.
http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc.git;a=commit;h=775de716add17322f24b476439f903a829446eb6

CVE References

CVE-2017-8311