Debian DSA-4251-1 : vlc - security update

High 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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111174

File Name: debian_DSA-4251.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/20

Modified: 2018/07/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11529

DSA: 4251