VLC 3.0.x < 3.0.2 Heap Use-After-Free / Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111518


The remote Windows host contains a media player that is affected by a heap use-after-free remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of VLC media player installed on the remote host is earlier than 3.0.2. It is, therefore, affected by a heap use-after-free vulnerability which could result in a remote code execution.


Upgrade to VLC version 3.0.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111518

File Name: vlc_3_0_2.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2018/08/03

Updated: 2018/09/17

Dependencies: 31852

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-11516

CVSS Score Rationale: Tenables default risk rating for remote code execution.

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: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:videolan:vlc_media_player

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/05/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11516

BID: 104293

IAVB: 2018-B-0098