CVE-2008-3794

NameCVE-2008-3794
DescriptionInteger signedness error in the mms_ReceiveCommand function in modules/access/mms/mmstu.c in VLC Media Player 0.8.6i allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted mmst link with a negative size value, which bypasses a size check and triggers an integer overflow followed by a heap-based buffer overflow.
SourceCVE (at NVD; LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1819-1, DTSA-166-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs496265

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vlc (PTS)wheezy (security), wheezy2.0.3-5+deb7u2fixed
jessie2.2.1-1~deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)2.2.0~rc2-2+deb8u1fixed
stretch, sid2.2.3-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
vlcsource(unstable)0.8.6.h-4medium496265
vlcsourceetch0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-5.1+etch3mediumDSA-1819-1
vlcsourcelenny0.8.6.h-1+lenny1mediumDTSA-166-1

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