VLC Media Player < 2.0.1 Multiple Code Execution Vulnerabilities

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801176


The remote host contains an application that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors


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

Versions of VLC media player earlier than 2.0.1 are potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A stack overflow exists in MMS support. (CVE-2012-1775)

- Multiple heap overflows exist in Real RTSP support. (CVE-2012-1776)


Upgrade to VLC Media Player version 2.0.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801176

File Name: 801176.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2012/03/21

Nessus ID: 58416

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: 2012/03/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/15

Exploitable With

Metasploit (windows/browser/vlc_mms_bof.rb)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1775, CVE-2012-1776

BID: 52550, 53391