CVE-2015-5949

NameCVE-2015-5949
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, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3342-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs796255

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vlc (PTS)wheezy, wheezy (security)2.0.3-5+deb7u2fixed
jessie2.2.6-1~deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)2.2.7-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch2.2.6-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)2.2.7-1~deb9u1fixed
buster2.2.7-1fixed
sid2.2.8-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
vlcsource(unstable)2.2.1-3medium796255
vlcsourcejessie2.2.0~rc2-2+deb8u1mediumDSA-3342-1
vlcsourcesqueeze(not affected)
vlcsourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - vlc <not-affected> (Vulnerability introduced by later changes)
[squeeze] - vlc <not-affected> (Vulnerability introduced by later changes)
https://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc/vlc-2.2.git;a=commitdiff;h=ce91452460a75d7424b165c4dc8db98114c3cbd9;hp=9e12195d3e4316278af1fa4bcb6a705ff27456fd
http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2015-009.html

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