A buffer overflow in VLC might allow remote attacker(s) to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||media-video/vlc on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 18.104.22.168|
|Unaffected versions||>= 22.214.171.124|
VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.
VLC was found to have a buffer overflow when handling crafted MKV files.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted MKV file using VLC possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or 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-126.96.36.199"
January 29, 2021
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