Debian: DSA-3342-1: vlc security update

    Date20 Aug 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Loren Maggiore of Trail of Bits discovered that the 3GP parser of VLC, a multimedia player and streamer, could dereference an arbitrary pointer due to insufficient restrictions on a writable buffer. This could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted 3GP files.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3342-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Alessandro Ghedini
    August 20, 2015                       https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : vlc
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-5949
    
    Loren Maggiore of Trail of Bits discovered that the 3GP parser of VLC, a
    multimedia player and streamer, could dereference an arbitrary pointer
    due to insufficient restrictions on a writable buffer. This could allow
    remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted 3GP files.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.2.0~rc2-2+deb8u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed shortly.
    
    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: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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