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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-200807-13
(VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Remi Denis-Courmont reported that VLC loads plugins from the
current working directory in an unsafe manner (CVE-2008-2147).
Alin Rad Pop (Secunia Research) reported an integer overflow error
in the Open() function in the file modules/demux/wav.c
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .wav
file, and a local attacker could entice a user to run VLC from a
directory containing specially crafted modules, possibly resulting in
the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
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-0.8.6i'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 33779 (gentoo_GLSA-200807-13.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-2147CVE-2008-2430
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