GLSA-200803-13 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 31439


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-13 (VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in VLC:
Michal Luczaj and Luigi Auriemma reported that VLC contains boundary errors when handling subtitles in the ParseMicroDvd(), ParseSSA(), and ParseVplayer() functions in the modules/demux/subtitle.c file, allowing for a stack-based buffer overflow (CVE-2007-6681).
The web interface listening on port 8080/tcp contains a format string error in the httpd_FileCallBack() function in the network/httpd.c file (CVE-2007-6682).
The browser plugin possibly contains an argument injection vulnerability (CVE-2007-6683).
The RSTP module triggers a NULL pointer dereference when processing a request without a 'Transport' parameter (CVE-2007-6684).
Luigi Auriemma and Remi Denis-Courmont found a boundary error in the modules/access/rtsp/real_sdpplin.c file when processing SDP data for RTSP sessions (CVE-2008-0295) and a vulnerability in the libaccess_realrtsp plugin (CVE-2008-0296), possibly resulting in a heap-based buffer overflow.
Felipe Manzano and Anibal Sacco (Core Security Technologies) discovered an arbitrary memory overwrite vulnerability in VLC's MPEG-4 file format parser (CVE-2008-0984).
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a long subtitle in a file that a user is enticed to open, a specially crafted MP4 input file, long SDP data, or a specially crafted HTTP request with a 'Connection' header value containing format specifiers, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code. Also, a Denial of Service could be caused and arbitrary files could be overwritten via the 'demuxdump-file' option in a filename in a playlist or via an EXTVLCOPT statement in an MP3 file.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vlc-0.8.6e'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 31439

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200803-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/03/13

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/07

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6681, CVE-2007-6682, CVE-2007-6683, CVE-2007-6684, CVE-2008-0295, CVE-2008-0296, CVE-2008-0984

OSVDB: 42193, 42194, 42204, 42205, 42206, 42207, 42208, 43002

GLSA: 200803-13

CWE: 20, 119, 399