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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4131-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4131-1
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4131-1 - It was discovered that VLC incorrectly handled certain media files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause VLC to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-13962, CVE-2019-14533, CVE-2019-14777
MD5 | f537331c1e7cd92a12c6a6e97611029f

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4131-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4131-1
September 11, 2019

vlc vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in VLC.

Software Description:
- vlc: multimedia player and streamer

Details:

It was discovered that VLC incorrectly handled certain media files. If a
user were tricked into opening a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker
could use this issue to cause VLC to crash, resulting in a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04:
vlc 3.0.8-0ubuntu19.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
vlc 3.0.8-0ubuntu18.04.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4131-1
CVE-2019-13962, CVE-2019-14437, CVE-2019-14438, CVE-2019-14498,
CVE-2019-14533, CVE-2019-14534, CVE-2019-14535, CVE-2019-14776,
CVE-2019-14777, CVE-2019-14778, CVE-2019-14970

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vlc/3.0.8-0ubuntu19.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vlc/3.0.8-0ubuntu18.04.1
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