DescriptionVideoLAN VLC Media Player 2.0.8 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string in a URL in a m3u file.
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)
NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vlc (PTS)jessie (security), jessie2.2.7-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch (security), stretch3.0.8-0+deb9u1fixed
buster, buster (security)3.0.8-0+deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid3.0.8-3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[squeeze] - vlc <end-of-life> (Unsupported in squeeze-lts)
User-assisted DoS for X session (freezes window manager) in 2.0.3-5

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