Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VLC, the worst of which may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||media-video/vlc on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.2.6|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.2.6|
VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VLC. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
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.
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-2.2.6"
July 08, 2017
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