Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title VLC vulnerabilities
Name USN-4131-1 First vendor Publication 2019-09-11
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2019-09-11
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 7.5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.04 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in VLC.

Software Description: - vlc: multimedia player and streamer


It was discovered that VLC incorrectly handled certain media files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause VLC to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04:
vlc 3.0.8-0ubuntu19.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
vlc 3.0.8-0ubuntu18.04.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

CVE-2019-13962, CVE-2019-14437, CVE-2019-14438, CVE-2019-14498,
CVE-2019-14533, CVE-2019-14534, CVE-2019-14535, CVE-2019-14776,
CVE-2019-14777, CVE-2019-14778, CVE-2019-14970

Package Information:

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4131-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
33 % CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read
25 % CWE-416 Use After Free
17 % CWE-369 Divide By Zero
8 % CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write (CWE/SANS Top 25)
8 % CWE-476 NULL Pointer Dereference
8 % CWE-129 Improper Validation of Array Index

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 137
Os 2

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Date Informations
2020-03-19 13:20:12
  • First insertion