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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-6682

Original release date: 01/16/2008
Last revised: 01/27/2012


Format string vulnerability in the httpd_FileCallBack function (network/httpd.c) in VideoLAN VLC 0.8.6d allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in the Connection parameter.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071224 Buffer-overflow and format string in VideoLAN VLC 0.8.6d
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3550
External Source: BID
Name: 27015
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1543
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 5519
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14790
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/changeset/23839
External Source: MISC
Name: http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/vlcboffs-adv.txt
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200803-13

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14790
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:videolan:vlc:0.8.6d and previous versions

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