Debian: DSA-2211-1: vlc security update

    Date06 Apr 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Ricardo Narvaja discovered that missing input sanitising in VLC, a multimedia player and streamer, could lead to the execution of arbitrary code if a user is tricked into opening a malformed media file.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2211-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    April 06, 2011                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : vlc
    Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2010-3275 CVE-2010-3276
    
    Ricardo Narvaja discovered that missing input sanitising in VLC, a 
    multimedia player and streamer, could lead to the execution of arbitrary 
    code if a user is tricked into opening a malformed media file.
    
    This update also provides updated packages for oldstable (lenny) for 
    vulnerabilities, which have already been addressed in Debian stable
    (squeeze), either during the freeze or in DSA-2159.
    (CVE-2010-0522, CVE-2010-1441, CVE-2010-1442, CVE-2011-0531)
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.8.6.h-4+lenny3.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.3-1squeeze4.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.8-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your vlc packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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