Gentoo: GLSA-201908-23: VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities

    Date17 Aug 2019
    CategoryGentoo
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    Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VLC, the worst of which could result in the arbitrary execution of code.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201908-23
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     Severity: Normal
        Title: VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
         Date: August 18, 2019
         Bugs: #688642
           ID: 201908-23
    
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    Synopsis
    ========
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VLC, the worst of which
    could result in the arbitrary execution of code.
    
    Background
    ==========
    
    VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.
    
    Affected packages
    =================
    
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         Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1  media-video/vlc              < 3.0.7 >= 3.0.7 
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VLC. Please review the
    CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    Remote attackers, by enticing a user to execute a specially crafted
    media file, could cause a Denial of Service condition or possibly
    execute arbitrary code.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
    
      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/vlc-3.0.7"
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] CVE-2019-12874
          https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-12874
    [ 2 ] CVE-2019-5439
          https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-5439
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201908-23
    
    Concerns?
    =========
    
    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    https://bugs.gentoo.org.
    
    License
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    Copyright 2019 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
    belongs to its owner(s).
    
    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
    
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