CVE-2014-9597

Published: 21 January 2015

The picture_pool_Delete function in misc/picture_pool.c in VideoLAN VLC media player 2.1.5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (DEP violation and application crash) via a crafted FLV file.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
vlc
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(2.2.0-0ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.2])
Patches:
Upstream: https://github.com/videolan/vlc/commit/4d9f343c5341399b082b84af8010f28a36c2757e

Notes

AuthorNote
seth-arnold
vlc claims the bug is in libav, but "the 2.2.0-rc2 binaries already
fix the problem"
mdeslaur
as of 2015-05-08, no indication of a libav fix
can reproduce with vlc 2.1.6 in trusty
can't reproduce with vlc in precise

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