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Vulnerability of VLC: out-of-bounds memory reading via CreateHtmlSubtitle

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a read at an invalid address via CreateHtmlSubtitle() of VLC, in order to trigger a denial of service, or to obtain sensitive information.
Impacted systems: Debian, VLC.
Severity of this alert: 1/4.
Creation date: 24/05/2017.
Références of this alert: CVE-2017-8310, DSA-3899-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-22811.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a read at an invalid address via CreateHtmlSubtitle() of VLC, in order to trigger a denial of service, or to obtain sensitive information.
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This vulnerability announce impacts software or systems such as Debian, VLC.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity threat is low.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer threat bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

VLC: version 2.2.5.
The version 2.2.5 is fixed:
  http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-sources.html

VLC: patch for CreateHtmlSubtitle.
A patch is indicated in information sources.

Debian 8: new vlc packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 8: vlc 2.2.6-1~deb8u1
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