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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-6262

Original release date: 12/05/2007
Last revised: 01/27/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

A certain ActiveX control in axvlc.dll in VideoLAN VLC 0.8.6 before 0.8.6d allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted arguments to the (1) addTarget, (2) getVariable, or (3) setVariable function, resulting from a "bad initialized pointer," aka a "recursive plugin release vulnerability."

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071204 CORE-2007-1004: VLC Activex Bad Pointer Initialization Vulnerability
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14280
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27878
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: vlcmediaplayer-activex-memory-overwrite(38816)
External Source: BID
Name: 26675
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.coresecurity.com/?action=item&id=2035
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3420
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-4061
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.videolan.org/sa0703.html

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14280
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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