Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2211-1 vlc -- missing input sanitising
- Date Reported:
- 06 Apr 2011
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2010-3275, CVE-2010-3276.
- More information:
Ricardo Narvaja discovered that missing input sanitising in VLC, a multimedia player and streamer, could lead to the execution of arbitrary code if a user is tricked into opening a malformed media file.
This update also provides updated packages for oldstable (lenny) for vulnerabilities, which have already been addressed in Debian stable (squeeze), either during the freeze or in DSA-2159 (CVE-2010-0522, CVE-2010-1441, CVE-2010-1442 and CVE-2011-0531).
For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 0.8.6.h-4+lenny3.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.3-1squeeze4.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.8-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your vlc packages.