GLSA-200701-24 : VLC media player: Format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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
format strings.

Impact :

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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200701-24.xml

Solution :

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24309 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-24.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0017