FreeBSD : vlc -- Use after free vulnerability (dc57ad48-ecbb-439b-a4d0-5869be47684e)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111224


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Mitre reports :

VideoLAN VLC media player 2.2.x is prone to a use after free vulnerability which an attacker can leverage to execute arbitrary code via crafted MKV files. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in denial of service conditions.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111224

File Name: freebsd_pkg_dc57ad48ecbb439ba4d05869be47684e.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2018/07/23

Updated: 2018/11/23

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:freebsd:freebsd:vlc, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vlc-qt4, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/06

Exploitable With

Metasploit (VLC Media Player MKV Use After Free)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11529