VideoLAN VLC 0.8.6d Browser Plugin format string

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A vulnerability has been found in VideoLAN VLC 0.8.6d (Multimedia Player Software) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code of the component Browser Plugin. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a format string vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-134. The software uses a function that accepts a format string as an argument, but the format string originates from an external source. As an impact it is known to affect integrity.

The bug was discovered 11/20/2007. The weakness was released 12/25/2007 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2007-6683 since 01/16/2008. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 36 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 31949 (Debian DSA-1543-1 : vlc - several vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 4 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (39843), Vulnerability Center (SBV-17883) and Tenable (31949). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 3544, 41235, 40577 and 40575.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Format string
CWE: CWE-134 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 31949
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-1543-1 : vlc - several vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 60789
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1543-1 (vlc)
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11/20/2007 🔍
12/25/2007 +35 days 🔍
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01/16/2008 +21 days 🔍
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03/07/2008 +51 days 🔍
03/10/2008 +3 days 🔍
03/17/2008 +7 days 🔍
04/09/2008 +23 days 🔍
04/17/2008 +8 days 🔍
03/16/2015 +2524 days 🔍
07/30/2021 +2328 days 🔍



Advisory: 23197
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2007-6683 (🔍)

X-Force: 39843
Vulnerability Center: 17883 - VideoLAN VLC 0.8.6d Remote File Overwrite Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 28712 - VLC Media Player Browser Plugin Arbitrary File Overwrite Vulnerability
Secunia: 29284 - Gentoo update for vlc, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 42205 - VLC Media Player Browser Plug-in Playlist Filename :demuxdump-file Option Arbitrary File Overwrite

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Created: 03/16/2015 01:43 PM
Updated: 07/30/2021 04:01 PM
Changes: 03/16/2015 01:43 PM (82), 08/07/2019 09:51 AM (3), 07/30/2021 04:01 PM (3)
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