Debian: DSA-2257-1: vlc security update

    Date10 Jun 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Rocco Calvi discovered that the XSPF playlist parser of vlc, a multimedia player and streamer, is prone to an integer overflow resulting in a heap-based buffer overflow. This might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code by tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2257-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
    June 10, 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         : CVE-2011-2194
    
    Rocco Calvi discovered that the XSPF playlist parser of vlc, a multimedia
    player and streamer, is prone to an integer overflow resulting in a
    heap-based buffer overflow.  This might allow an attacker to execute
    arbitrary code by tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted
    file.
    
    
    The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.3-1squeeze6.
    
    For the testing (wheezy) and unstable (sid) distributions, this
    problem will be fixed soon.
    
    
    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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