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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   VLC Media Player Vendors:   VideoLAN Project
VLC Media Player Heap Overflow in MMS Protocol Handling Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020759
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3794   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 27 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.8.6i 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 MMS stream that, when loaded by the target user via a 'mmst://' URL, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerability resides in the mms_ReceiveCommand() function in 'modules\access\mms\mmstu.c'.

Orange Bat reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can create a stream that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:;h=afe3464a1c7c6f9d7640a3f5db17010c34212440

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

Message History:   None.

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Subject:  CVE id request: vlc

there seems to be a buffer overflow in videolans mms 

Can I get a CVE id for this?


Nico Golde - - - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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