DSA-2973-1 vlc — security update

Date Reported:07 Jul 2014

Affected Packages:vlc

Vulnerable:Yes

Security database references:In Mitre’s CVE dictionary: CVE-2013-1868CVE-2013-1954CVE-2013-4388.

More information:
Multiple buffer overflows have been found in the VideoLAN media player. Processing malformed subtitles or movie files could lead to denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.3-5+deb7u1.

For the testing distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.1.0-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.1.0-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your vlc packages.

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