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A vulnerability has been reported in VLC Media Player, which can be exploited by malicious people
to potentially compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the "DemuxPacket()" function
(modules/demux/asf/asf.c) when processing ASF files and can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow
via a specially crafted ASF file.
Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but requires tricking a user into
opening a malicious file.
The vulnerability is reported in versions 2.05 and prior.
The vulnerability will be fixed in upcoming version 2.0.6. No official solution is currently
Provided and/or discovered by
The vendor credits Debasish Mandal.
This is fixed in 2.0.6, is ready to go to stable?
The ASF Demuxer (modules/demux/asf/asf.c) in VideoLAN VLC media player 2.0.5
and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and
possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted ASF movie that triggers an
2.0.7 has been stabled in the meantime. GLSA request filed.
This issue was resolved and addressed in
GLSA 201411-01 at http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201411-01.xml
by GLSA coordinator Sean Amoss (ackle).