FreeBSD : vlc -- stack overflow in MPA, AVI and ASF demuxer (3149ab1c-c8b9-11de-b87b-0011098ad87f)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42355


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


VideoLAN reports :

When parsing a MP4, ASF or AVI file with an overly deep box structure, a stack overflow might occur. It would overwrite the return address and thus redirect the execution flow.

If successful, a malicious third party could trigger execution of arbitrary code within the context of the VLC media player.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42355

File Name: freebsd_pkg_3149ab1cc8b911deb87b0011098ad87f.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/11/04

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/14