Debian DSA-4251-1 : vlc - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111174


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


A use-after-free was discovered in the MP4 demuxer of the VLC media
player, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code if a
malformed media file is played.


Upgrade the vlc packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.0.3-1-0+deb9u1.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111174

File Name: debian_DSA-4251.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/20

Modified: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/18

Exploitable With

Metasploit (VLC Media Player MKV Use After Free)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11529

DSA: 4251