GLSA-202101-37 : VLC: Buffer overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 145566
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Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202101-37 (VLC: Buffer overflow)

VLC was found to have a buffer overflow when handling crafted MKV files.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted MKV file using VLC possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vlc-3.0.12.1'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202101-37

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 145566

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-202101-37.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 1/29/2021

Updated: 2/2/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

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

Risk Factor: High

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:gentoo:linux:vlc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/29/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/8/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-26664

GLSA: 202101-37