CVE-2017-8312

NameCVE-2017-8312
DescriptionHeap out-of-bound read in ParseJSS in VideoLAN VLC due to missing check of string length allows attackers to read heap uninitialized data via a crafted subtitles file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3899-1
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)2.2.6-1~deb9u1medium
vlcsourcejessie2.2.6-1~deb8u1mediumDSA-3899-1
vlcsourcewheezy(unfixed)end-of-life

Notes

[wheezy] - vlc <end-of-life> (Not supported in wheezy LTS)
http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc.git;a=commitdiff;h=611398fc8d32f3fe4331f60b220c52ba3557beaa

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