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Date: January 24, 2020
The GetUpdateFile function in misc/update.c in the Updater in VideoLAN VLC media player before 2.1.6 performs an incorrect cast operation from a 64-bit integer to a 32-bit integer, which allows remote attackers to conduct buffer overflow attacks and execute arbitrary code via a crafted update status file, aka an "integer truncation" vulnerability.
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Weakness Type (CWE)
Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow')CWE-120
Upgrade to version 2.2.0
|Attack Vector (AV):||LOCAL|
|Attack Complexity (AC):||LOW|
|Privileges Required (PR):||NONE|
|User Interaction (UI):||REQUIRED|
|Access Vector (AV):||NETWORK|
|Access Complexity (AC):||MEDIUM|