demux/mkv/mkv.hpp in the MKV demuxer plugin in VideoLAN VLC media player and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and execute arbitrary commands via a crafted MKV (WebM or Matroska) file that triggers memory corruption, related to "class mismatching" and the MKV_IS_ID macro.
Published 2011-02-07 21:00:17
Updated 2017-09-19 01:32:04
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionInput validationDenial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2011-0531

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Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 8554
IPs affected by CVE-2011-0531 117
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2011-0531

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Metasploit modules for CVE-2011-0531

  • VideoLAN VLC MKV Memory Corruption
    Disclosure Date: 2011-01-31
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module exploits an input validation error in VideoLAN VLC < 1.1.7. By creating a malicious MKV or WebM file, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code. NOTE: As of July 1st, 2010, VLC now calls SetProcessDEPPoly to permanently enable NX support

CVSS scores for CVE-2011-0531

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CWE ids for CVE-2011-0531

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
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References for CVE-2011-0531

Products affected by CVE-2011-0531

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