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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject: [ glsa 201707-10 ] vlc Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201707-10)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2017-07-08
Bug(s): #619494
ID: 201707-10

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VLC, the worst of which
may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.


Background

VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.

Affected Packages

Package: media-video/vlc
Vulnerable: < 2.2.6
Unaffected: >= 2.2.6
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VLC. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a specially crafted
subtitles file, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges
of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/vlc-2.2.6"
   


References

CVE-2017-8310
CVE-2017-8311
CVE-2017-8312
CVE-2017-8313


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