GLSA-201603-08 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 89901
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201603-08 (VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VLC. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

Remote attackers could possibly execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known work around at this time.


All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vlc-2.2.1-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 89901

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201603-08.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Published: 3/14/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:vlc, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/12/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1684, CVE-2014-6440, CVE-2014-9597, CVE-2014-9598, CVE-2014-9625, CVE-2014-9626, CVE-2014-9627, CVE-2014-9628, CVE-2014-9629, CVE-2014-9630, CVE-2015-1202, CVE-2015-1203, CVE-2015-5949

GLSA: 201603-08