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 bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1543-1, DTSA-132-1
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs458318, 480370

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vlc (PTS)stretch (security), stretch3.0.11-0+deb9u1fixed
buster, buster (security)3.0.11-0+deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid3.0.11.1-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
mozilla-browser-pluginsource(unstable)0.8.6.e-2.2480370
vlcsourceetch0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-5.1+etch2DSA-1543-1
vlcsourcelenny0.8.6.c-6+lenny5DTSA-132-1
vlcsource(unstable)0.8.6.c-4.1medium458318

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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