VLC < 3.0.20 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 193339


The remote host contains a media player that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of VLC media player installed on the remote host is prior to 3.0.20. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- Videolan VLC prior to version 3.0.20 contains an incorrect offset read that leads to a Heap-Based Buffer Overflow in function GetPacket() and results in a memory corruption. (CVE-2023-47359)

- Videolan VLC prior to version 3.0.20 contains an Integer underflow that leads to an incorrect packet length. (CVE-2023-47360)

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


Upgrade to VLC version 3.0.20 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 193339

File Name: vlc_3_0_20.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 4/15/2024

Updated: 4/16/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-47359


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:videolan:vlc_media_player

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/2/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/2/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-47359, CVE-2023-47360

IAVB: 2024-B-0004