FreeBSD : vlc -- arbitrary pointer dereference vulnerability (a0a4e24c-4760-11e5-9391-3c970e169bc2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85574


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


oCERT reports :

The stable VLC version suffers from an arbitrary pointer dereference vulnerability.

The vulnerability affects the 3GP file format parser, insufficient restrictions on a writable buffer can be exploited to execute arbitrary code via the heap memory. A specific 3GP file can be crafted to trigger the vulnerability.

Credit: vulnerability reported by Loren Maggiore of Trail of Bits.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85574

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a0a4e24c476011e593913c970e169bc2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/08/21

Modified: 2015/08/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

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: 2015/08/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5949