VLC Media Player < 1.1.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801178


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 1.1.6 are potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An integer overflow vulnerability exists due to a failure to properly parse the header of a Real Media, which could then trigger a heap-based buffer overflow. It is not yet known if this issue can be exploited to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-3907)

- There are two heap corruption vulnerabilities in the CDG decoders that arise because of a failure to validate indices into statically-sized arrays on the heap, which could allow for arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2011-0021)

- A heap-based memory corruption vulnerability exists i the StripTags function in the USF decoder. (CVE-20111-0522)


Upgrade to VLC Media Player version 1.1.6 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801178

File Name: 801178.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2010/01/27

Nessus ID: 51772

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: 2010/01/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/01/25

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3907, CVE-2011-0021, CVE-2011-0522

BID: 45632, 45927, 46008