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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:26 am    Post subject: [ glsa 201908-23 ] vlc Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201908-23)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: 2019-08-18
Bug(s): #688642
ID: 201908-23

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VLC, the worst of which
could result in the arbitrary execution of code.


Background

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

Affected Packages

Package: media-video/vlc
Vulnerable: < 3.0.7
Unaffected: >= 3.0.7
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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


Impact

Remote attackers, by enticing a user to execute a specially crafted
media file, could cause a Denial of Service condition or possibly execute
arbitrary code.


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-3.0.7"
   


References

CVE-2019-12874
CVE-2019-5439
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