GLSA-200804-25 : VLC: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 32045


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200804-25 (VLC: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in VLC:
Luigi Auriemma discovered that the stack-based buffer overflow when reading subtitles, which has been reported as CVE-2007-6681 in GLSA 200803-13, was not properly fixed (CVE-2008-1881).
Alin Rad Pop of Secunia reported an array indexing vulnerability in the sdpplin_parse() function when processing streams from RTSP servers in Xine code, which is also used in VLC (CVE-2008-0073).
Drew Yao and Nico Golde reported an integer overflow in the MP4_ReadBox_rdrf() function in the file libmp4.c leading to a heap-based buffer overflow when reading MP4 files (CVE-2008-1489).
Drew Yao also reported integer overflows in the MP4 demuxer, the Real demuxer and in the Cinepak codec, which might lead to buffer overflows (CVE-2008-1768).
Drew Yao finally discovered and a boundary error in Cinepak, which might lead to memory corruption (CVE-2008-1769).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file or stream, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code.
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-0.8.6f'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 32045

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200804-25.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/04/25

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2008/04/23

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6681, CVE-2008-0073, CVE-2008-1489, CVE-2008-1768, CVE-2008-1769, CVE-2008-1881

OSVDB: 42207, 43436, 43702, 44461, 44578, 44716, 44717, 44718

GLSA: 200804-25

CWE: 119, 189, 399