GLSA-200807-13 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 33779


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


The 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).
Impact :

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.
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-0.8.6i'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33779

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200807-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/08/01

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2147, CVE-2008-2430

OSVDB: 45187, 46660

GLSA: 200807-13

CWE: 189, 264