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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-200812-24
(VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Tobias Klein reported the following vulnerabilities:
stack-based buffer overflow when processing CUE image files in
buffer overflow when processing RealText (.rt) subtitle files in the
ParseRealText() function in modules/demux/subtitle.c
An integer overflow when processing RealMedia
(.rm) files in the ReadRealIndex() function in real.c in the Real
demuxer plugin, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted CUE
image file, RealMedia file or RealText subtitle file, possibly
resulting in the 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-0.9.8a'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true