Package : vlc Vulnerability : several Problem-Type : local(remote) Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2007-3316 CVE-2007-3467 CVE-2007-3468 Debian Bug : 429726
Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the VideoLan multimedia player and streamer, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
David Thiel discovered that several format string vulnerabilities may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
David Thiel discovered an integer overflow in the WAV processing code.
This update also fixes several crashes, which can be triggered through malformed media files.
For the oldstable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.1.svn20050314-1sarge3. Packages for the powerpc architecture are not yet available. They will be provided later.
For the stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.6-svn20061012.debian-5etch1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.6.c-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your vlc packages.
Upgrade Instructions - --------------------
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge - --------------------------------