Multiple vulnerabilities in VLC may lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||media-video/vlc on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.9.8a|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.9.8a|
VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.
Tobias Klein reported the following vulnerabilities:
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted CUE image file, RealMedia file or RealText subtitle file, possibly resulting in the 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-0.9.8a"