Advisories ยป MGASA-2015-0095

Updated vlc package fixes security vulnerability

Publication date: 05 Mar 2015
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2014-6440


Updated vlc packages (2.1.6) are an upgrade with some fixes. Some of the
problems fixed upstream were already fixed by a previous Mageia update
to VLC (see the link to MGASA-2015-0053).

VLC versions before 2.1.5 contain a vulnerability in the transcode module
that may allow a corrupted stream to overflow buffers on the heap. With a
non-malicious input, this could lead to heap corruption and a crash.
However, under the right circumstances, a malicious attacker could
potentially use this vulnerability to hijack program execution, and on
some platforms, execute arbitrary code (CVE-2014-6440)