[USN-4131-1] VLC vulnerabilities

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[USN-4131-1] VLC vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers-3
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4131-1
September 11, 2019

vlc vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in VLC.

Software Description:
- vlc: multimedia player and streamer


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.

  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

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