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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201603-08

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201603-08
Posted Mar 14, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201603-8 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VLC allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service. Versions less than 2.2.1-r1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2014-1684
MD5 | f31bc0d1096ce2c8ceca4bd87da79b80

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201603-08

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Severity: Normal
Title: VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 12, 2016
Bugs: #534532, #537154, #542222, #558418
ID: 201603-08

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VLC allowing remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

Background
==========

VLC is a cross-platform media player and streaming server.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/vlc < 2.2.1-r1 >= 2.2.1-r1

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VLC. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

Remote attackers could possibly execute arbitrary code or cause Denial
of Service.

Workaround
==========

There is no known work around at this time.

Resolution
==========

All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/vlc-2.2.1-r1"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2014-1684
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-1684
[ 2 ] CVE-2014-6440
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-6440
[ 3 ] CVE-2014-9597
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-9597
[ 4 ] CVE-2014-9598
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-9598
[ 5 ] CVE-2014-9625
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-9625
[ 6 ] CVE-2014-9626
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-9626
[ 7 ] CVE-2014-9627
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-9627
[ 8 ] CVE-2014-9628
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-9628
[ 9 ] CVE-2014-9629
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-9629
[ 10 ] CVE-2014-9630
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-9630
[ 11 ] CVE-2015-1202
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-1202
[ 12 ] CVE-2015-1203
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-1203
[ 13 ] CVE-2015-5949
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-5949
[ 14 ] CVE-2015-5949
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-5949

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201603-08

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2016 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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