Debian Security Advisory DSA 3899-1 (vlc - security update)

Published: 2017-06-26 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
vlc on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.2.6-1~deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your vlc Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Several vulnerabilities have been found in VLC, the VideoLAN project's media player. Processing malformed subtitles or movie files could lead to denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-8310
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-8311
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-8312
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-8313

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3899.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8

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