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Debian: DSA-3342-1: vlc security update

Date 20 Aug 2015
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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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