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, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
vlc (PTS)bullseye (security), bullseye3.0.21-0+deb11u1fixed
bookworm, bookworm (security)3.0.21-0+deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie3.0.21-1fixed

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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