VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200807-13 / vlc
||July 31, 2008
||July 31, 2008: 01
All supported architectures
Multiple vulnerabilities in VLC may allow for the execution of arbitrary
VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.
- 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:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/vlc-0.8.6i"