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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2257-1 (vlc)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

10 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to vlc announced via advisory DSA 2257-1.

Insight

Insight

Rocco Calvi discovered that the XSPF playlist parser of vlc, a multimedia player and streamer, is prone to an integer overflow resulting in a heap-based buffer overflow. This might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code by tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted file. The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem. For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.3-1squeeze6. For the testing (wheezy) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem will be fixed soon.

Solution

Solution

We recommend that you upgrade your vlc packages.

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