Bug#477805: vlc: CVE-2008-1881 stack-based buffer overflow in subtitle parsing

Nico Golde nion at debian.org
Fri Apr 25 11:44:46 UTC 2008

Package: vlc
Severity: grave
Tags: security

the following CVE (Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures) id was
published for vlc.

| 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.

If you fix the vulnerability please also make sure to include the
CVE id in your changelog entry.

For further information see:

[0] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1881

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