VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201707-10

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

Affected Packages

media-video/vlc on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.2.6
Unaffected versions >= 2.2.6

Background

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

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:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/vlc-2.2.6"
 

References

Release Date
July 08, 2017

Latest Revision
July 08, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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