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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1881 (1 public exploit)

Stack-based buffer overflow in the ParseSSA function (modules/demux/subtitle.c) in VLC 0.8.6e allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long subtitle in an SSA file. NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-6681.
Publish Date : 2008-04-17 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.8
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1819 vlc -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8254 unix
DSA-1819-1 vlc -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13455 unix
Stack-based buffer overflow in the ParseSSA function (modules/demux/subtitle.c) in VLC 0.8.6e oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14872 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1881

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Videolan VLC 0.8.6e Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Videolan VLC 1

- References For CVE-2008-1881

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28274
BID 28274 VLC Media Player 'Subtitle' Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-06-18
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41237
XF vlcmediaplayer-subtitle-bo(41237)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41936
XF vlc-parsessa-bo(41936)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/489698
BUGTRAQ 20080317 VLC highlander bug
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28251
BID 28251 VLC Media Player Subtitle Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2008-03-17
http://wiki.videolan.org/Changelog/0.8.6f CONFIRM
Exploit! http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/5250
MILW0RM 5250
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-25.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200804-25
http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/vlcboffs-adv.txt
http://aluigi.org/adv/vlcboffs-adv.txt

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1881

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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