openSUSE Security Update : vlc (openSUSE-2016-754)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 91772


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for vlc to 2.2.4 to fix the following security issue :

- CVE-2016-5108: Fix out-of-bound write in adpcm QT IMA codec (boo#984382).

This also include an update of codecs and libraries to fix these 3rd party security issues :

- CVE-2016-1514: Matroska libebml EbmlUnicodeString Heap Information Leak

- CVE-2016-1515: Matroska libebml Multiple ElementList Double Free Vulnerabilities

- CVE-2015-7981: The png_convert_to_rfc1123 function in png.c in libpng allowed remote attackers to obtain sensitive process memory information via crafted tIME chunk data in an image file, which triggers an out-of-bounds read (bsc#952051).

- CVE-2015-8126: Multiple buffer overflows in the (1) png_set_PLTE and (2) png_get_PLTE functions in libpng allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a small bit-depth value in an IHDR (aka image header) chunk in a PNG image (bsc#954980).


Update the affected vlc packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91772

File Name: openSUSE-2016-754.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/23/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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


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: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvlc5, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvlc5-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvlccore8, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvlccore8-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-nox, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-nox-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-nox-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-qt, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:vlc-qt-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/22/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7981, CVE-2015-8126, CVE-2016-1514, CVE-2016-1515, CVE-2016-5108