VLC 2.x < 2.1.2 parseRTSPRequestString Function RTSP Command Parsing Overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 72279
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The remote Windows host contains a media player that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The version of VLC media player installed on the remote host is earlier than 2.1.2. As such, it reportedly includes a version of Live Networks' Live555 Streaming Media library earlier than 2013.11.29. A buffer overflow vulnerability in the 'parseRTSPRequestString()' function in that library exists that could lead to a program crash or arbitrary code execution when handling a specially crafted RTSP message.


Upgrade to version 2.1.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72279

File Name: vlc_2_1_2.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2/4/2014

Updated: 8/6/2018

Dependencies: vlc_installed.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:videolan:vlc_media_player

Required KB Items: SMB/VLC/installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/10/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/29/2013

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6933, CVE-2013-6934

BID: 65131, 65139