openSUSE Security Update : vlc (openSUSE-2017-1101)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103589


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for vlc to version 2.2.6 fixes several issues.

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2017-9300: Heap corruption allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted FLAC file (bsc#1041907).

These non-security issues were fixed :

- Stop depending on libkde4-devel: It's only used to find the install path for kde4, but configure falls back to the correct default for openSUSE anyway (boo#1057736).

- Disable vnc access module

For the various other fixes introduced by 2.2.6 please see the changelog.


Update the affected vlc packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103589

File Name: openSUSE-2017-1101.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/02

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:novell:opensuse:libvlc5, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvlc5-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvlccore8, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvlccore8-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-codec-gstreamer, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-codec-gstreamer-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-noX, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-noX-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-qt, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-qt-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9300