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vlc -- arbitrary code execution in the RealMedia processor

Affected packages
vlc-devel < 0.9.8a


VuXML ID acf80afa-c3ef-11dd-a721-0030843d3802
Discovery 2008-11-30
Entry 2008-12-06
Modified 2008-12-07

Tobias Klein from TrapKit reports:

The VLC media player contains an integer overflow vulnerability while parsing malformed RealMedia (.rm) files. The vulnerability leads to a heap overflow that can be exploited by a (remote) attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of VLC media player.


Bugtraq ID 32545
CVE Name CVE-2008-5276