GLSA-200707-12 : VLC media player: Format string vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200707-12
(VLC media player: Format string vulnerabilities)

David Thiel from iSEC Partners Inc. discovered format string errors in
various plugins when parsing data. The affected plugins include Vorbis,
Theora, CDDA and SAP.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media
file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running VLC media player.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All VLC media player users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vlc-0.8.6c'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25808 (gentoo_GLSA-200707-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3316