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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200803-13)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 07, 2008
Bug(s): #203345, #211575, #205299
ID: 200803-13


Multiple vulnerabilities were found in VLC, allowing for the execution of
arbitrary code and Denial of Service.


VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.

Affected Packages

Package: media-video/vlc
Vulnerable: < 0.8.6e
Unaffected: >= 0.8.6e
Architectures: All supported architectures


Multiple vulnerabilities were found in VLC:
  • Michal Luczaj
    and Luigi Auriemma reported that VLC contains boundary errors when
    handling subtitles in the ParseMicroDvd(), ParseSSA(), and
    ParseVplayer() functions in the modules/demux/subtitle.c file, allowing
    for a stack-based buffer overflow (CVE-2007-6681).
  • The web
    interface listening on port 8080/tcp contains a format string error in
    the httpd_FileCallBack() function in the network/httpd.c file
  • The browser plugin possibly contains an
    argument injection vulnerability (CVE-2007-6683).
  • The RSTP
    module triggers a NULL pointer dereference when processing a request
    without a "Transport" parameter (CVE-2007-6684).
  • Luigi
    Auriemma and Remi Denis-Courmont found a boundary error in the
    modules/access/rtsp/real_sdpplin.c file when processing SDP data for
    RTSP sessions (CVE-2008-0295) and a vulnerability in the
    libaccess_realrtsp plugin (CVE-2008-0296), possibly resulting in a
    heap-based buffer overflow.
  • Felipe Manzano and Anibal Sacco
    (Core Security Technologies) discovered an arbitrary memory overwrite
    vulnerability in VLC's MPEG-4 file format parser (CVE-2008-0984).


A remote attacker could send a long subtitle in a file that a user is
enticed to open, a specially crafted MP4 input file, long SDP data, or
a specially crafted HTTP request with a "Connection" header value
containing format specifiers, possibly resulting in the remote
execution of arbitrary code. Also, a Denial of Service could be caused
and arbitrary files could be overwritten via the "demuxdump-file"
option in a filename in a playlist or via an EXTVLCOPT statement in an
MP3 file.


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-0.8.6e"



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