VLC Media Player network/httpd.c httpd_FileCallBack Function Connection Parameter Format String

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote VLC web server is affected by a format string
vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running VLC, a popular media player application
which can have an embedded web server.

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a format string
attack when processing a malformed 'Connection:' http header.

An attacker can exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary commands with
the privileges of the VLC application.

Solution :

Upgrade to VLC 0.8.6e or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gain a shell remotely

Nessus Plugin ID: 31642 ()

Bugtraq ID: 27015

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6682