A buffer overflow in VLC might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||media-video/vlc on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.2.4|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.2.4|
VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.
A buffer overflow was discovered in the DecodeAdpcmImaQT function in modules/codec/adpcm.c in the VideoLAN VLC media player.
Remote attackers, by enticing a user to execute a specially crafted QuickTime IMA file, could cause a Denial of Service condition or possibly execute arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/vlc-2.2.4"
January 17, 2017
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