Debian Security Advisory DSA 1819-1 (vlc)

Published: 2009-06-23 13:49:15
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201819-1

Technical Details:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in vlc, a multimedia player and streamer. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2008-1768 Drew Yao discovered that multiple integer overflows in the MP4 demuxer, Real demuxer and Cinepak codec can lead to the execution of arbitrary code. CVE-2008-1769 Drew Yao discovered that the Cinepak codec is prone to a memory corruption, which can be triggered by a crafted Cinepak file. CVE-2008-1881 Luigi Auriemma discovered that it is possible to execute arbitrary code via a long subtitle in an SSA file. CVE-2008-2147 It was discovered that vlc is prone to a search path vulnerability, which allows local users to perform privilege escalations. CVE-2008-2430 Alin Rad Pop discovered that it is possible to execute arbitrary code when opening a WAV file containing a large fmt chunk. CVE-2008-3794 Pnar Yanarda discovered that it is possible to execute arbitrary code when opening a crafted mmst link. CVE-2008-4686 Tobias Klein discovered that it is possible to execute arbitrary code when opening a crafted .ty file. CVE-2008-5032 Tobias Klein discovered that it is possible to execute arbitrary code when opening an invalid CUE image file with a crafted header. For the oldstable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-5.1+etch3. For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.6.h-4+lenny2, which was already included in the lenny release. For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.6.h-5. We recommend that you upgrade your vlc Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to vlc announced via advisory DSA 1819-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1768
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1769
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-1881
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2147
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-2430
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-3794
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-4686
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-5032

Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3
Published
2009-06-23
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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