CVE-2007-6683

NameCVE-2007-6683
DescriptionThe browser plugin in VideoLAN VLC 0.8.6d allows remote attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via (1) the :demuxdump-file option in a filename in a playlist, or (2) a EXTVLCOPT statement in an MP3 file, possibly an argument injection vulnerability.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1543-1, DTSA-132-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs458318, 480370

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vlc (PTS)wheezy (security), wheezy2.0.3-5+deb7u2fixed
jessie (security), jessie2.2.4-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch2.2.4-4fixed
sid2.2.4-6fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
mozilla-browser-pluginsource(unstable)0.8.6.e-2.2medium480370
vlcsource(unstable)0.8.6.c-4.1medium458318
vlcsourceetch0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-5.1+etch2mediumDSA-1543-1
vlcsourcelenny0.8.6.c-6+lenny5mediumDTSA-132-1

Notes

the plugin is in the same srcpkg but has its own implementation for VLCOPT
see https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/1371

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