Debian: DSA-2218-1: vlc security update

    Date12 Apr 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Aliz Hammond discovered that the MP4 decoder plugin of vlc, a multimedia player and streamer, is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow. This has been introduced by a wrong data type being used for a size calculation. An attacker could use this flaw to trick a victim into
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2218-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
    April 12, 2011                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : vlc
    Vulnerability  : heap-based buffer overflow
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : none yet
    
    Aliz Hammond discovered that the MP4 decoder plugin of vlc, a multimedia
    player and streamer, is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow.
    This has been introduced by a wrong data type being used for a size
    calculation.  An attacker could use this flaw to trick a victim into
    opening a specially crafted MP4 file and possibly execute arbitrary code
    or crash the media player.
    
    
    The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.3-1squeeze5.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.8-3.
    
    
    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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