VLC Media Player <= 2.2.8 Use-After-Free RCE

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 112216


A media player installed on the remote host is affected by a remote
code execution vulnerability.


The version of VLC media player installed on the remote host is equal
or prior to 2.2.8. It is, therefore, affected by a use-after-free
vulnerability. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to cause
a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to VLC version 3.0.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 112216

File Name: vlc_2_2_8.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2018/08/31

Modified: 2018/12/07

Dependencies: 31852

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-11529

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: cpe:/a:videolan:vlc_media_player

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/05/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/09

Exploitable With

Metasploit (VLC Media Player MKV Use After Free)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11529