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Multiple remotely exploitable denial of service (DoS) and code execution vulnerabilities have been found in the VLC multimedia player and streamer. These bugs have been classified as “high-severity” by the National Vulnerability Database due to their high confidentiality, integrity and availability impact.

These flaws could result in crashes leading to denial of service and the execution of arbitrary code.

Important updates for VLC that mitigate these issues have been released. We urge all impacted users to apply the VLC updates issued by their distro(s) immediately to prevent attacks leading to downtime and compromise.

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