GLSA-200809-06 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 34105


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200809-06 (VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities)

g_ reported the following vulnerabilities:
An integer overflow leading to a heap-based buffer overflow in the Open() function in modules/demux/tta.c (CVE-2008-3732).
A signedness error leading to a stack-based buffer overflow in the mms_ReceiveCommand() function in modules/access/mms/mmstu.c (CVE-2008-3794).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the remote 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-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34105

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200809-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/09/08

Modified: 2015/04/13

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: 2008/09/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3732, CVE-2008-3794

OSVDB: 47541, 47836

GLSA: 200809-06

CWE: 189