FreeBSD : vlc -- arbitrary code execution in the RealMedia processor (acf80afa-c3ef-11dd-a721-0030843d3802)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35056


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Tobias Klein from TrapKit reports :

The VLC media player contains an integer overflow vulnerability while parsing malformed RealMedia (.rm) files. The vulnerability leads to a heap overflow that can be exploited by a (remote) attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of VLC media player.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35056

File Name: freebsd_pkg_acf80afac3ef11dda7210030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/12/08

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vlc-devel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5276

BID: 32545

CWE: 189