Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3598-1 vlc -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 07 Jun 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-5108.
- More information:
Patrick Coleman discovered that missing input sanitising in the ADPCM decoder of the VLC media player may result in the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed media file is opened.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.4-1~deb8u1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.4-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your vlc packages.