CVE-2008-1881

NameCVE-2008-1881
DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in the ParseSSA function (modules/demux/subtitle.c) in VLC 0.8.6e allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long subtitle in an SSA file. NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-6681.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1819-1, DTSA-125-1
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs477805

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vlc (PTS)stretch3.0.11-0+deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)3.0.11-0+deb9u2fixed
buster, buster (security)3.0.12-0+deb10u1fixed
bookworm, sid, bullseye3.0.16-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
vlcsourceetch0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-5.1+etch3DSA-1819-1
vlcsourcelenny0.8.6.c-6+lenny4DTSA-125-1
vlcsource(unstable)0.8.6.e-2.1medium477805

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