VLC Media Player < 1.1.7 Code Execution Vulnerability

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801173


The remote host contains an application that allows arbitrary code execution.


The remote host contains VLC player, a multi-media application.

Versions of VLC media player earlier than 1.1.7 are potentially affected by a code execution vulnerability due to insufficient input validation when parsing a specially crafted Matroska or WebM (MKV) file.


Upgrade to VLC Media Player version 1.1.7 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801173

File Name: 801173.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2011/02/02

Nessus ID: 51851

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/01/30

Exploitable With

Metasploit (VideoLAN VLC MKV Memory Corruption)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0531

BID: 46060