CVE-2017-10699

NameCVE-2017-10699
Descriptionavcodec 2.2.x, as used in VideoLAN VLC media player 2.2.7-x before 2017-06-29, allows out-of-bounds heap memory write due to calling memcpy() with a wrong size, leading to a denial of service (application crash) or possibly code execution.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh (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~deb8u1vulnerable
stretch2.2.6-1~deb9u1vulnerable
buster, sid2.2.6-6fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
vlcsource(unstable)2.2.6-3high
vlcsourcewheezy(unfixed)end-of-life

Notes

[wheezy] - vlc <end-of-life> (Not supported in wheezy LTS)
http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc/vlc-2.2.git;a=commitdiff;h=6cc73bcad19da2cd2e95671173f2e0d203a57e9b
http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc/vlc-2.2.git;a=commitdiff;h=a38a85db58c569cc592d9380cc07096757ef3d49
https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/18467

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