ID CVE-2012-1775
Summary Stack-based buffer overflow in VideoLAN VLC media player before 2.0.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted MMS:// stream.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.1.99a
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.1.99a
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.1.99b
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.1.99b
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.1.99c
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.1.99c
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.1.99d
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.1.99d
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.1.99e
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.1.99e
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.1.99f
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.1.99f
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.1.99g
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.1.99g
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.1.99h
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.1.99h
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.1.99i
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.1.99i
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.0
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.0
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.50
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.50
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.60
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.60
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.61
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.61
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.62
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.62
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.63
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.63
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.70
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.70
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.71
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.71
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.72
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.72
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.73
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.73
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.80
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.80
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.81
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.81
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.82
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.82
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.83
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.83
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.90
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.90
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.91
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.91
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.2.92
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.2.92
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.3.0
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.3.0
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.3.1
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.3.1
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.4.0
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.4.0
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.4.1
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.4.1
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.4.2
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.4.2
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.4.3
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.4.3
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.4.3-ac3
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.4.3-ac3
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.4.4
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.4.4
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.4.5
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.4.5
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.4.6
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.4.6
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.5.0
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.5.0
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.5.1
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.5.2
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.5.3
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.6.0
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.6.1
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.6.1
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.6.2
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.6.2
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.7.0
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.7.0
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.7.1
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.7.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.7.1a
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.7.1a
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.7.2
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.7.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.7.2:test2
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.7.2:test2
  • cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.7.2:test3
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.7.2:test3
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.0
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.0
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.1
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.1
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.2
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.2
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.4
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.4:test2
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.4:test2
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.4a
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.4a
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.5
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.5:test3
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.5:test3
  • cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.5:test4
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.5:test4
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.6
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.6
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.6a
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.6a
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.6b
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.6b
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.6c
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.6c
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.6d
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.6d
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.6e
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.6e
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.6f
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.6f
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.6g
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.6g
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.6h
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.6h
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.6i
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.6i
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.8.1337
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.8.1337
  • cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.9.0
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.0
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.9.1
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.1
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.9.2
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.2
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.9.3
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.3
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.9.4
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.4
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.9.5
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.5
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.9.6
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.6
  • cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.7
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.7
  • cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.8
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.8
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.9.8a
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.8a
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.9.9
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.9
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.9.9a
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.9a
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 0.9.10
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:0.9.10
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 1.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.0.0
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 1.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.0.1
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 1.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.0.2
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 1.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.0.3
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.0.4
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.0.5
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.0.6
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.0
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.1
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.1
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.2
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.2
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.3
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.3
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.4
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.4
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.4.1
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.4.1
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.5
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.5
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.6
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.6
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.6.1
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.6.1
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.7
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.7
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.8
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.8
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.9
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.9
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.10
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.10
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.10.1
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.10.1
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.11
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.11
  • videolan VLC Media Player 1.1.13
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:1.1.13
  • videolan VLC Media Player 2.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:videolan:vlc_media_player:2.0.0
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 19-03-2012 - 18:25)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
description VLC MMS Stream Handling Buffer Overflow. CVE-2012-1775. Remote exploit for windows platform
file exploits/windows/remote/18825.rb
id EDB-ID:18825
last seen 2016-02-02
modified 2012-05-03
platform windows
port
published 2012-05-03
reporter metasploit
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/18825/
title VLC Mms Stream Handling Buffer Overflow
type remote
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a buffer overflow in VLC media player VLC media player prior to 2.0.0. The vulnerability is due to a dangerous use of sprintf which can result in a stack buffer overflow when handling a malicious MMS URI. This module uses the browser as attack vector. A specially crafted MMS URI is used to trigger the overflow and get flow control through SEH overwrite. Control is transferred to code located in the heap through a standard heap spray. The module only targets IE6 and IE7 because no DEP/ASLR bypass has been provided.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/VLC_MMS_BOF
last seen 2019-03-17
modified 2017-10-05
published 2012-05-01
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/browser/vlc_mms_bof.rb
title VLC MMS Stream Handling Buffer Overflow
nessus via4
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201411-01.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201411-01 (VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VLC. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file using VLC, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-05-20
    plugin id 78879
    published 2014-11-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=78879
    title GLSA-201411-01 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_62F36DFDFF5611E18821001B2134EF46.NASL
    description Jean-Baptiste Kempf, on behalf of the VideoLAN project reports : If successful, a malicious third party could crash the VLC media player process. Arbitrary code execution could be possible on some systems.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 62114
    published 2012-09-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=62114
    title FreeBSD : vlc -- arbitrary code execution in Real RTSP and MMS support (62f36dfd-ff56-11e1-8821-001b2134ef46)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id VLC_2_0_1.NASL
    description The version of VLC media player installed on the remote host is earlier than 2.0.1. Such versions are affected by multiple vulnerabilities: - The function 'MMSOpen' in the MMS access plugin contains a boundary error that can allow a stack-based buffer overflow when maliciously crafted MMS streams are opened. (CVE-2012-1775) - The Realrtsp plugin contains an unspecified error that can allow a heap-based buffer overflow when maliciously crafted Real rtsp streams are opened. (CVE-2012-1776)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 58416
    published 2012-03-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=58416
    title VLC Media Player < 2.0.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
oval via4
accepted 2012-11-19T04:00:21.715-05:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
comment VLC media player is installed
oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11821
description Stack-based buffer overflow in VideoLAN VLC media player before 2.0.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted MMS:// stream.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14820
status accepted
submitted 2012-03-19T19:12:25.878-04:00
title Stack-based buffer overflow in VideoLAN VLC media player before 2.0.1
version 6
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/112442/vlc_mms_bof.rb.txt
id PACKETSTORM:112442
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2012-05-03
reporter sinn3r
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/112442/VLC-MMS-Stream-Handling-Buffer-Overflow.html
title VLC MMS Stream Handling Buffer Overflow
refmap via4
bid
  • 52550
  • 53391
confirm
exploit-db 18825
saint via4
bid 53391
description VideoLAN VLC Media Player MMS URI Stack Overflow
id misc_vlc
osvdb 80188
title vlc_mms_uri_overflow
type client
Last major update 07-12-2016 - 22:02
Published 19-03-2012 - 12:55
Last modified 13-12-2017 - 21:29
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