VLC Media Player XSPF Playlist Integer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 55024


The remote Windows host contains a media player that can allow code execution.


The version of VLC media player installed on the remote host is 0.8.5 or later and is earlier than 1.1.10. Such versions are affected by an integer overflow vulnerability that can be exploited by tricking a user into opening a crafted XSPF playlist file. Exploiting this vulnerability can lead to application crashes and possibly code execution.


Upgrade to VLC Media Player version 1.1.10 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55024

File Name: vlc_1_1_10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/06/09

Modified: 2011/10/24

Dependencies: 31852

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:videolan:vlc_media_player

Required KB Items: SMB/VLC/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/06/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/06/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2194

BID: 48171

OSVDB: 73450

EDB-ID: 17372

Secunia: 44412