Two vulnerabilities in VLC may lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.
|media-video/vlc on all architectures
VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.
g_ reported the following vulnerabilities:
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
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-0.8.6i-r2"