CVE-2018-11529

NameCVE-2018-11529
DescriptionVideoLAN VLC media player 2.2.x is prone to a use after free vulnerability which an attacker can leverage to execute arbitrary code via crafted MKV files. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in denial of service conditions.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-4251-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vlc (PTS)buster3.0.17.4-0+deb10u1fixed
buster (security)3.0.20-0+deb10u1fixed
bullseye3.0.20-0+deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)3.0.21-0+deb11u1fixed
bookworm3.0.20-0+deb12u1fixed
bookworm (security)3.0.21-0+deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie3.0.21-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
vlcsourcejessie(unfixed)end-of-life
vlcsourcestretch3.0.3-1-0+deb9u1DSA-4251-1
vlcsource(unstable)3.0.3-1-1

Notes

[jessie] - vlc <end-of-life> (See https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2018/msg00130.html)
https://github.com/videolan/vlc-3.0/commit/c472668ff873cfe29281822b4548715fb7bb0368
https://github.com/videolan/vlc-3.0/commit/d2dadb37e7acc25ae08df71e563855d6e17b5b42

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