CVE-2016-3941

NameCVE-2016-3941
DescriptionBuffer overflow in the AStreamPeekStream function in input/stream.c in VideoLAN VLC media player before 2.2.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted wav file, related to "seek across EOF."
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
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
buster2.2.6-6fixed
sid2.2.7-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
vlcsource(unstable)2.2.0-1medium
vlcsourcewheezy(unfixed)end-of-life

Notes

[wheezy] - vlc <end-of-life> (Unsupported in -lts)
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1533633
It is unclear when this was fixed exactly, marking the version in jessie as fixed for now

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