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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-24
(VLC media player: Format string vulnerability)
Kevin Finisterre has discovered that when handling media locations,
various functions throughout VLC media player make improper use of
An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media
location or M3U file with VLC media player, and execute arbitrary code
on the system with the rights of the user running VLC media player.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All VLC media player users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vlc-0.8.6-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 24309 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-24.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-0017
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