GLSA-201706-17 : Kodi: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100943


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201706-17 (Kodi: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image file using Kodi, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Furthermore, a remote attacker could entice a user process a specially crafted ZIP file containing subtitles using Kodi, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Kodi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-tv/kodi-17.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100943

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201706-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/06/21

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kodi, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3885, CVE-2017-8314

GLSA: 201706-17