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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-200804-25
(VLC: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Multiple vulnerabilities were found in VLC:
Luigi Auriemma discovered that the stack-based buffer overflow when
reading subtitles, which has been reported as CVE-2007-6681 in GLSA
200803-13, was not properly fixed (CVE-2008-1881).
Alin Rad Pop of Secunia reported an array indexing vulnerability in the
sdpplin_parse() function when processing streams from RTSP servers in
Xine code, which is also used in VLC (CVE-2008-0073).
Drew Yao and Nico Golde reported an integer overflow in the
MP4_ReadBox_rdrf() function in the file libmp4.c leading to a
heap-based buffer overflow when reading MP4 files (CVE-2008-1489).
Drew Yao also reported integer overflows in the MP4 demuxer,
the Real demuxer and in the Cinepak codec, which might lead to buffer
Drew Yao finally discovered and a
boundary error in Cinepak, which might lead to memory corruption
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media
file or stream, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vlc-0.8.6f'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : true