Multiple vulnerabilities in VLC Media Player



Published: 2020-05-15
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 7
CVE-ID CVE-2020-6071
CVE-2020-6072
CVE-2020-6073
CVE-2020-6077
CVE-2020-6078
CVE-2020-6079
CVE-2019-19721
CWE-ID CWE-674
CWE-252
CWE-190
CWE-125
CWE-400
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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VLC Media Player
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Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 7 vulnerabilities.

1) Uncontrolled Recursion

EUVDB-ID: #VU26342

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-6071

CWE-ID: CWE-674 - Uncontrolled Recursion

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to the compression pointer is followed without checking for recursion in the resource record-parsing functionality when parsing compressed labels in mDNS messages. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted mDNS message and cause a denial of service condition on the target system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

VLC Media Player: 3.0.0 - 3.0.8

External links

http://www.videolan.org/security/sb-vlc309.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

2) Unchecked Return Value

EUVDB-ID: #VU26336

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-6072

CWE-ID: CWE-252 - Unchecked Return Value

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists within the label-parsing functionality due to the "rr_decode" function's return value is not checked when parsing compressed labels in mDNS messages. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted mDNS message and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

VLC Media Player: 3.0.0 - 3.0.8

External links

http://www.videolan.org/security/sb-vlc309.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

3) Integer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU26339

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-6073

CWE-ID: CWE-190 - Integer overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to integer overflow in the TXT record-parsing functionality when parsing the RDATA section in a TXT record in mDNS messages. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted mDNS message, trigger integer overflow and cause a denial of service condition on the target system.


Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

VLC Media Player: 3.0.0 - 3.0.8

External links

http://www.videolan.org/security/sb-vlc309.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

4) Out-of-bounds read

EUVDB-ID: #VU26337

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-6077

CWE-ID: CWE-125 - Out-of-bounds read

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS).

The vulnerability exists within the message-parsing functionality due to a boundary condition when parsing mDNS messages. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted mDNS message, trigger out-of-bounds read error and cause a denial of service condition on the target system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

VLC Media Player: 3.0.0 - 3.0.8

External links

http://www.videolan.org/security/sb-vlc309.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

5) Unchecked Return Value

EUVDB-ID: #VU26338

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-6078

CWE-ID: CWE-252 - Unchecked Return Value

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists within the message-parsing functionality due to the "mdns_read_header" function is not checked when parsing mDNS messages in "mdns_recv". A remote attacker can send a specially crafted mDNS message and cause a denial of service condition on the target system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

VLC Media Player: 3.0.0 - 3.0.8

External links

http://www.videolan.org/security/sb-vlc309.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

6) Resource exhaustion

EUVDB-ID: #VU26340

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-6079

CWE-ID: CWE-400 - Resource exhaustion

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to encountering errors while parsing mDNS messages in the "rr_decode" function in the resource allocation handling. A remote attacker can send mDNS messages, trigger resource exhaustion and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

VLC Media Player: 3.0.0 - 3.0.8

External links

http://www.videolan.org/security/sb-vlc309.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

7) Out-of-bounds read

EUVDB-ID: #VU27925

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-19721

CWE-ID: CWE-125 - Out-of-bounds read

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition within DecodeBlock in sdl_image.c. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger a one byte out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

VLC Media Player: 3.0.0 - 3.0.8

External links

http://www.videolan.org/security/sb-vlc309.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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