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RE: VideoLAN TiVo Demuxer Duplicate CVEs (CVE-2011-5231 and CVE-2012-0023)
From: "Christey, Steven M." <coley () mitre org>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:59:28 +0000
Thank you for noticing this.
CVE-2011-5231 was an accidental duplicate of CVE-2012-0023, and it was only released a couple days ago.
CVE-2012-0023 has been in use since January.
Google search results show that CVE-2012-0023 has many more hits.
Even though the issue was first published in December 2011 and CVE-2012-0023 has "2012" in the name, this off-by-one is
very common for identifiers for issues published in December/January of any year.
So, even though it's not "aesthetically appropriate," keep CVE-2012-0023 and REJECT CVE-2011-5231.
From: Sean Amoss [mailto:ackle () gentoo org]
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 2:27 PM
To: Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures; Steven M. Christey
Cc: oss-security () lists openwall com; Gentoo Linux Security Team; xtophe () videolan org
Subject: VideoLAN TiVo Demuxer Duplicate CVEs (CVE-2011-5231 and CVE-2012-0023)
Steve, MITRE, vendors:
It appears that there may be two CVE's for the same issue:
CVE-2011-5231 - Double free vulnerability in the get_chunk_header
function in modules/demux/ty.c in VideoLAN VLC media player 0.9.0
through 1.1.12 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted TiVo (TY) file.
References to http://www.videolan.org/security/sa1108.html
CVE-2012-0023 - Buffer overflow in VLC TiVo demuxer
CVE Assignment: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/01/03/12
References http://www.videolan.org/security/sa1108.html in assignment above
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