Debian Bug report logs - #489004
vlc: CVE-2008-2430 heap overflow in wav fmt chunk parsing

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Package: vlc; Maintainer for vlc is Debian Multimedia Maintainers <>; Source for vlc is src:vlc.

Reported by: Nico Golde <>

Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 17:21:07 UTC

Severity: grave

Tags: patch, security

Fixed in version vlc/0.8.6.h-1

Done: Christophe Mutricy <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Debian multimedia packages maintainers <>:
Bug#489004; Package vlc. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Nico Golde <>:
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From: Nico Golde <>
Subject: vlc: CVE-2008-2430 heap overflow in wav fmt chunk parsing
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 19:18:47 +0200
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: vlc
Severity: grave
Tags: security patch

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

| The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error within the
| "Open()" function in "modules/demux/wav.c". This can be exploited to cause a
| heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted WAV file having an overly
| large "fmt" chunk.

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

Note that this is not yet on the mitre site, in the meantime see:

Patch should be:;a=commitdiff_plain;h=3de60bf5b886ad81d7c05d68dff7a1ba461c0ac1

For further information see:


Nico Golde - - - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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Reply sent to Christophe Mutricy <>:
You have taken responsibility. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Nico Golde <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Christophe Mutricy <>
Subject: Bug#489004: fixed in vlc 0.8.6.h-1
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2008 09:32:10 +0000
Source: vlc
Source-Version: 0.8.6.h-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
vlc, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/v/vlc/libvlc0-dev_0.8.6.h-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/v/vlc/libvlc0_0.8.6.h-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/v/vlc/mozilla-plugin-vlc_0.8.6.h-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/v/vlc/vlc-nox_0.8.6.h-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-arts_0.8.6.h-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-esd_0.8.6.h-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-ggi_0.8.6.h-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-glide_0.8.6.h-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-jack_0.8.6.h-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-sdl_0.8.6.h-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/v/vlc/vlc-plugin-svgalib_0.8.6.h-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/v/vlc/vlc_0.8.6.h-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/v/vlc/vlc_0.8.6.h-1.dsc
  to pool/main/v/vlc/vlc_0.8.6.h-1_i386.deb
  to pool/main/v/vlc/vlc_0.8.6.h.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Christophe Mutricy <> (supplier of updated vlc package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2008 23:45:15 +0100
Source: vlc
Binary: vlc vlc-nox libvlc0 libvlc0-dev vlc-plugin-esd vlc-plugin-sdl vlc-plugin-ggi vlc-plugin-glide vlc-plugin-arts mozilla-plugin-vlc vlc-plugin-svgalib vlc-plugin-jack
Architecture: source i386
Version: 0.8.6.h-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: high
Maintainer: Debian multimedia packages maintainers <>
Changed-By: Christophe Mutricy <>
 libvlc0    - multimedia player and streamer library
 libvlc0-dev - development files for VLC
 mozilla-plugin-vlc - multimedia plugin for web browsers based on VLC
 vlc        - multimedia player and streamer
 vlc-nox    - multimedia player and streamer (without X support)
 vlc-plugin-arts - aRts audio output plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-esd - Esound audio output plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-ggi - GGI video output plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-glide - Glide video output plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-jack - Jack audio plugins for VLC
 vlc-plugin-sdl - SDL video and audio output plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-svgalib - SVGAlib video output plugin for VLC
Closes: 477543 477545 489004
 vlc (0.8.6.h-1) unstable; urgency=high
   [ Christophe Mutricy ]
   * Acknowledge NMU by Nico Golde. Thanks.
   * Acknowledge NMU by Mike Hommey. Thanks.
   * New security upstrem release
     - Fix buffer overflow (CVE-2008-1881)
     - Fix out of bound array access (CVE-2008-1769)
     - Fix various integer overflow in MP4 demuxer, Cinepak, RTSP
       (CVE-2008-1489, CVE-2008-1768)
     - Remove 105_min_mkv.patch, 400-CVE-2008-1489.diff and
       401-CVE-2008-0073.diff, 402-CVE-2008-1881, 403-CVE-2008-1768.diff
       and 404-CVE-2008-1881 integrated upstream
   * Remove old transitional packages: vlc-plugin-alsa and wxvlc
     (Closes: #477543, #477545)
   * Add some magic for reportbug to ask people to remove their plugin cache
     and get the info for vlc-nox and libvlc0 also.
   [ Reinhard Tartler ]
   * added a watch file
   * new upstream release, refreshing patches
   [ Christophe Mutricy ]
   * Fix buffer overflow in Wav demux.(CVE-2008-2430)(Closes: #489004)
     (Patch taken from upstream: 401-CVE-2008-2430.diff)
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