VLC Media Player network/httpd.c httpd_FileCallBack Function Connection Parameter Format String
High Nessus Plugin ID 31642
SynopsisThe remote VLC web server is affected by a format string vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote host is running VLC, a popular media player application which can have an embedded web server.
The remote version of this software is vulnerable to a format string attack when processing a malformed 'Connection:' http header.
An attacker can exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the VLC application.
SolutionUpgrade to VLC 0.8.6e or later.