Debian DSA-1252-1 : vlc - format string

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24291


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


Kevin Finisterre discovered several format string problems in vlc, a multimedia player and streamer, that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the vlc packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 0.8.1.svn20050314-1sarge2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24291

File Name: debian_DSA-1252.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/02/09

Updated: 2018/07/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:vlc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

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: 2007/01/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0017

BID: 21852

DSA: 1252