Debian: DSA-4203-1: vlc security update

    Date17 May 2018
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Hans Jerry Illikainen discovered a type conversion vulnerability in the MP4 demuxer of the VLC media player, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed media file is played.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4203-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    May 17, 2018                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : vlc
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-17670
    
    Hans Jerry Illikainen discovered a type conversion vulnerability in the
    MP4 demuxer of the VLC media player, which could result in the execution
    of arbitrary code if a malformed media file is played.
    
    This update upgrades VLC in stretch to the new 3.x release series (as
    security fixes couldn't be sensibly backported to the 2.x series). In
    addition two packages needed to be rebuild to ensure compatibility with
    VLC 3; phonon-backend-vlc (0.9.0-2+deb9u1) and goldencheetah
    (4.0.0~DEV1607-2+deb9u1).
    
    VLC in jessie cannot be migrated to version 3 due to incompatible
    library changes with reverse dependencies and is thus now declared
    end-of-life for jessie. We recommend to upgrade to stretch or pick a
    different media player if that's not an option.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.0.2-0+deb9u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your vlc packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of vlc please refer to
    its security tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/vlc
    
    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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