VLC Media Player < 1.1.5 Samba Share Access Module Code Execution

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801180


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 1.1.5 are potentially affected by a code execution vulnerability. Due to an error in the declaration of code calling conventions, VLC suffers from a stack smashing attack in the Samba network share access module which could lead to arbitrary code execution. Note that this issue only affects VLC for Windows.


Upgrade to VLC Media Player version 1.1.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801180

File Name: 801180.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2010/11/17

Nessus ID: 50650

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2010/11/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/11/13

Reference Information

BID: 44909