VLC Media Player < 2.1.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78626
SynopsisThe remote Windows host contains a media player that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe version of VLC media player installed on the remote host is prior to 2.1.5. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- An error exists in the png_push_read_chunk() function within the file 'pngpread.c' from the included libpng library that can allow denial of service attacks.
- A buffer overflow error exists in the read_server_hello() function within the file 'lib/gnutls_handshake.c' from the included GnuTLS library that can allow arbitrary code execution or denial of service. (CVE-2014-3466)
- A heap-based buffer overflow error exists in the transcode module due to improper validation of user-supplied input when handling invalid channel counts. An attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-6440)
SolutionUpgrade to version 2.1.5 or later.