This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200809-06
(VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities)
g_ reported the following vulnerabilities:
overflow leading to a heap-based buffer overflow in the Open() function
in modules/demux/tta.c (CVE-2008-3732).
A signedness error
leading to a stack-based buffer overflow in the mms_ReceiveCommand()
function in modules/access/mms/mmstu.c (CVE-2008-3794).
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application.
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-r2'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3