Summary : Heap-overflow in the VLC WAV demuxer Date : July 2008 Affected versions : VLC media player 0.8.6h and earlier ID : VideoLAN-SA-0806, Secunia SA30601 CVE reference : CVE-2008-2430
When parsing the header of an invalid RIFF WAVE (.WAV) sound file, an integer overflow might happen causing an heap-based buffer overflow.
If successful, a malicious third party could trigger execution of arbitrary code within the context of the VLC media player, or otherwise crash the player instance.
Exploitation of this issue requires the user to explicitly open a specially crafted file.
The user should refrain from opening files from untrusted third parties or accessing untrusted Web sites (or disable the VLC browser plugins), until the patch is applied.
VLC media player 0.8.6i addresses this issue, and adds further sanity checks to the RIFF WAVE demuxers.
This vulnerability was discovered by Alin Rad Pop, Secunia Research.