Debian DSA-4834-1 : vlc - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 145397
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in the VLC media player, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service if a malformed media file is opened.

Solution

Upgrade the vlc packages.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.12-0+deb10u1.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=979676

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/vlc

https://packages.debian.org/source/buster/vlc

https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-4834

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 145397

File Name: debian_DSA-4834.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2021

Updated: 1/27/2021

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/22/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/8/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-26664

DSA: 4834