Rule Category

FILE-MULTIMEDIA -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in multimedia files (mp3, movies, wmv, etc.).

Alert Message

FILE-MULTIMEDIA VideoLAN VLC Media Player Live555 RTSP plugin stack-based buffer overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attempted VLC Live555 RTSP plugin stack overflow attempt is detected. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic:

Technique:

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

Additional Links

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2013-6933
The parseRTSPRequestString function in Live Networks Live555 Streaming Media 2011.08.13 through 2013.11.25, as used in VideoLAN VLC Media Player, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a (1) space or (2) tab character at the beginning of an RTSP message, which triggers an integer underflow, infinite loop, and buffer overflow.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score7.5
Impact Score6.4 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access
CVE-2013-6934
The parseRTSPRequestString function in Live Networks Live555 Streaming Media 2013.11.26, as used in VideoLAN VLC Media Player, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a space character at the beginning of an RTSP message, which triggers an integer underflow, infinite loop, and buffer overflow. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-6933.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score7.5
Impact Score6.4 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access