GLSA-200807-13 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 33779
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200807-13 (VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Remi Denis-Courmont reported that VLC loads plugins from the current working directory in an unsafe manner (CVE-2008-2147).
Alin Rad Pop (Secunia Research) reported an integer overflow error in the Open() function in the file modules/demux/wav.c (CVE-2008-2430).
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .wav file, and a local attacker could entice a user to run VLC from a directory containing specially crafted modules, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vlc-0.8.6i'