CVE-2008-2147

NameCVE-2008-2147
DescriptionUntrusted search path vulnerability in VideoLAN VLC before 0.9.0 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a malicious library under the modules/ or plugins/ subdirectories of the current working directory.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1819-1, DTSA-132-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs480724

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
stretch2.2.4-9fixed
sid2.2.4-10fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
vlcsource(unstable)0.8.6.e-2.2low480724
vlcsourceetch0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-5.1+etch3mediumDSA-1819-1
vlcsourcelenny0.8.6.c-6+lenny5mediumDTSA-132-1

Notes

https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/1578
http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc.git;a=commit;h=c7cef4fdd8dd72ce0a45be3cda8ba98df5e83181

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