DescriptionVideoLAN VLC media player 2.2.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted 3GP file, which triggers the freeing of arbitrary pointers.
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)
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs796255

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, bullseye, sid3.0.16-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
vlcsourcesqueeze(not affected)
vlcsourcewheezy(not affected)


[wheezy] - vlc <not-affected> (Vulnerability introduced by later changes)
[squeeze] - vlc <not-affected> (Vulnerability introduced by later changes);a=commitdiff;h=ce91452460a75d7424b165c4dc8db98114c3cbd9;hp=9e12195d3e4316278af1fa4bcb6a705ff27456fd

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