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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5036

Original release date: 11/10/2008
Last revised: 01/27/2012


Stack-based buffer overflow in VideoLAN VLC media player 0.9.x before 0.9.6 might allow user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via an an invalid RealText (rt) subtitle file, related to the ParseRealText function in modules/demux/subtitle.c. NOTE: this issue was SPLIT from CVE-2008-5032 on 20081110.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
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: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200812-24
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33315
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.trapkit.de/advisories/TKADV2008-011.txt
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081106 [TKADV2008-011] VLC media player RealText Processing Stack Overflow Vulnerability
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081105 VideoLAN security advisory 0810
External Source: BID
Name: 32125
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 7051
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14329
External Source: XF
Name: vlcmediaplayer-realtext-bo(46376)
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081110 Re: CVE id request: vlc
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc.git;a=commitdiff;h=e3cef651125701a2e33a8d75b815b3e39681a447
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.videolan.org/security/sa0810.html
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081105 CVE id request: vlc
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32569

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14329
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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