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vlc -- stack overflow in MPA, AVI and ASF demuxer

Affected packages
0.5.0 <= vlc < 1.0.2


VuXML ID 3149ab1c-c8b9-11de-b87b-0011098ad87f
Discovery 2009-09-14
Entry 2009-11-03

VideoLAN reports:

When parsing a MP4, ASF or AVI file with an overly deep box structure, a stack overflow might occur. It would overwrite the return address and thus redirect the execution flow.

If successful, a malicious third party could trigger execution of arbitrary code within the context of the VLC media player.