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Debian: New vlc packages fix security vulnerabilities

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. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2211-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
April 06, 2011                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : vlc
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2010-3275 CVE-2010-3276

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, 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.

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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