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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   VLC Media Player Vendors:   VideoLAN Project
VLC Media Player MKV File Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025018
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0531   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 14 2011
Original Entry Date:  Feb 2 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VLC Media Player. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Matroska or WebM (MKV) file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an input validation flaw and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Dan Rosenberg from VSR reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.1.7).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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