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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2159-1 (vlc)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to vlc announced via advisory DSA 2159-1.

Insight

Insight

Dan Rosenberg discovered that insufficient input validation in VLC's processing of Matroska/WebM containers could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.3-1squeeze3. The version of vlc in the oldstable distribution (lenny) is affected by further issues and will be addressed in a followup DSA. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.7-1.

Solution

Solution

We recommend that you upgrade your vlc packages.

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