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Debian: Security update for vlc

Dan Rosenberg discovered that insufficient input validation in VLC’s processing of Matroska/WebM containers could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2159-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
February 10, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : vlc
Vulnerability : missing input sanitising
Problem type : (local)remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-0531

Dan Rosenberg discovered that insufficient input validation in VLC's 
processing of Matroska/WebM containers could lead to the execution of 
arbitrary code. 

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.3-1squeeze3.

The version of vlc in the oldstable distribution (lenny) is affected
by further issues and will be addressed in a followup DSA.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.7-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your vlc packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org



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