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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2147

Untrusted 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.
Publish Date : 2008-05-12 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1819 vlc -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8254 unix
DSA-1819-1 vlc -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13455 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2147

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Videolan VLC 0.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Videolan VLC 0.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Videolan VLC 0.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Videolan VLC 0.5.1a Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Videolan VLC 0.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Videolan VLC 0.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Videolan VLC 0.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Videolan VLC 0.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Videolan VLC 0.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Videolan VLC 0.7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Videolan VLC 0.7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Videolan VLC 0.7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Videolan VLC 0.8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Videolan VLC 0.8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Videolan VLC 0.8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Videolan VLC 0.8.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Videolan VLC 0.8.4a Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Videolan VLC 0.8.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Videolan VLC 0.8.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Videolan VLC 0.8.6a Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Videolan VLC 0.8.6b Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Videolan VLC 0.8.6c Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Videolan VLC 0.8.6d Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Videolan VLC 0.8.6e Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Videolan VLC 24

- References For CVE-2008-2147
XF vlc-searchpath-code-execution(42377);a=commit;h=c7cef4fdd8dd72ce0a45be3cda8ba98df5e83181 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2147

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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