Vigil@nce - VideoLAN VLC: use after free via zlib_decompress_extra
August 2019 by Vigil@nce
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SYNTHESIS OF THE VULNERABILITY
Impacted products: openSUSE Leap, SLES, Ubuntu, VLC.
Consequences: user access/rights, denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 19/06/2019.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VULNERABILITY
An attacker can force the usage of a freed memory area via zlib_decompress_extra() of VideoLAN VLC, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
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