GLSA-201707-10 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201707-10
(VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VLC. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a specially crafted
subtitles file, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges
of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vlc-2.2.6'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101341 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-8310

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