Debian DSA-5297-1 : vlc - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 168457


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


The remote Debian 11 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the dsa-5297 advisory.

- An integer overflow in the VNC module in VideoLAN VLC Media Player through allows attackers, by tricking a user into opening a crafted playlist or connecting to a rogue VNC server, to crash VLC or execute code under some conditions. (CVE-2022-41325)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the vlc packages.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.18-0+deb11u1.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 168457

File Name: debian_DSA-5297.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/7/2022

Updated: 9/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-41325


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libvlc-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libvlc-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libvlc5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libvlccore-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libvlccore9, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-bin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-data, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-l10n, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-plugin-access-extra, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-plugin-base, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-plugin-fluidsynth, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-plugin-jack, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-plugin-notify, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-plugin-qt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-plugin-samba, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-plugin-skins2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-plugin-svg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-plugin-video-output, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-plugin-video-splitter, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc-plugin-visualization, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/6/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/6/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-41325