GLSA-201707-10 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101341


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201707-10 (VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a specially crafted subtitles file, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vlc-2.2.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 101341

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201707-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/07/10

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8310, CVE-2017-8311, CVE-2017-8312, CVE-2017-8313

GLSA: 201707-10