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|Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200807-13 ] VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200807-13)
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: July 31, 2008
Bug(s): #221959, #230692
Multiple vulnerabilities in VLC may allow for the execution of arbitrary
VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.
Vulnerable: < 0.8.6i
Unaffected: >= 0.8.6i
Architectures: All supported architectures
- Remi Denis-Courmont reported that VLC loads plugins from the
current working directory in an unsafe manner (CVE-2008-2147).
- Alin Rad Pop (Secunia Research) reported an integer overflow error
in the Open() function in the file modules/demux/wav.c
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .wav
file, and a local attacker could entice a user to run VLC from a
directory containing specially crafted modules, possibly resulting in
the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
There is no known workaround at this time.
All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/vlc-0.8.6i"
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