CVE-2011-0531

NameCVE-2011-0531
Descriptiondemux/mkv/mkv.hpp in the MKV demuxer plugin in VideoLAN VLC media player 1.1.6.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and execute arbitrary commands via a crafted MKV (WebM or Matroska) file that triggers memory corruption, related to "class mismatching" and the MKV_IS_ID macro.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2159-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

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)2.2.4-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch, sid2.2.4-3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
vlcsource(unstable)1.1.7-1medium
vlcsourcelenny0.8.6.h-4+lenny3high
vlcsourcesqueeze1.1.3-1squeeze3highDSA-2159-1

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