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VideoLAN VLC Media Player CDG Decoder Module Array Indexing Vulnerabilities
VLC Media Player 1.x
VideoLan VLC Media Player contains a vulnerability in its CDG decoder, specifically the "DecodeTileBlock()" and "DecodeScroll()" functions. When these functions process maliciously crafted data, an array index issue arises. Successful exploitation could allow remote arbitrary code execution.
Arbitrary code execution under the current user's context
This client-side vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain the ability to execute remote arbitrary code with the same permissions as the user that is currently logged in. If the user is an administrator, the attacker could install malicious software and further compromise the system.
Upgrade VLC to version 1.1.6 or newer.
- 1.7.2011 - Vulnerability Disclosed to Vendor
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