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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-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.
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.
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-0.8.6c'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Public Exploit Available : true