Remote code execution vulnerability in VLC remains unpatched

    Date23 Jul 2019
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    Have you heard that a serious vulnerability has been discovered in the latest release of the VLC media player and no patch is available? 

    Non-profit VideoLAN's VLC player is popular software used to both play and convert a variety of audio and visual files. Available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, iOS, and Android systems, the open-source media player has now become the focus of a recent security advisory released by the German Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-Bund). 

    In the advisory, CERT-Bund warns that VLC media player version 3.0.7.1, the latest build available, contains a vulnerability which has been awarded a CVSS score of 9.8 out of 10. 

     

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