VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201411-01

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VLC, the worst of which could lead to user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-video/vlc on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.1.2
Unaffected versions >= 2.1.2

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 could entice a user to open a specially crafted media file using VLC, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or 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-2.1.2"
 

References

Release Date
November 05, 2014

Latest Revision
November 05, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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