CVE-2014-9625

Published: 24 January 2020

The GetUpdateFile function in misc/update.c in the Updater in VideoLAN VLC media player before 2.1.6 performs an incorrect cast operation from a 64-bit integer to a 32-bit integer, which allows remote attackers to conduct buffer overflow attacks and execute arbitrary code via a crafted update status file, aka an "integer truncation" vulnerability.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
vlc
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected)
Patches:
Upstream: https://github.com/videolan/vlc/commit/fbe2837bc80f155c001781041a54c58b5524fc14