CVE-2013-3245

NameCVE-2013-3245
Description** DISPUTED ** plugins/demux/libmkv_plugin.dll in VideoLAN VLC Media Player 2.0.7, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted MKV file, possibly involving an integer overflow and out-of-bounds read or heap-based buffer overflow, or an uncaught exception. NOTE: the vendor disputes the severity and claimed vulnerability type of this issue, stating "This PoC crashes VLC, indeed, but does nothing more... this is not an integer overflow error, but an uncaught exception and I doubt that it is exploitable. This uncaught exception makes VLC abort, not execute random code, on my Linux 64bits machine." A PoC posted by the original researcher shows signs of an attacker-controlled out-of-bounds read, but the affected instruction does not involve a register that directly influences control flow.
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NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vlc (PTS)wheezy, wheezy (security)2.0.3-5+deb7u2vulnerable
jessie (security), jessie2.2.6-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch2.2.6-1~deb9u1fixed
buster, sid2.2.6-6fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
vlcsource(unstable)2.0.7-1unimportant

Notes

Harmless crasher
http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc.git;a=commit;h=59c9e8309d5b435a2d85c2c9eaae979ba56ccdd9
http://secunia.com/blog/372/
http://www.jbkempf.com/blog/post/2013/More-lies-from-Secunia

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