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Debian Security Advisory DSA 4251-1 (vlc - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

A use-after-free was discovered in the MP4 demuxer of the VLC media player, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed media file is played.

Affected Software

Affected Software

vlc on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.0.3-1-0+deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your vlc packages. For the detailed security status of vlc please refer to its security tracker page linked in the references.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)