VLC Player Is Patching Some More Holes

Source: The Inquirer VLC Player Is Patching Some More Holes

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VLC Player released a security update to the current Vetinari branch last month, which you should really pick up if you haven’t yet.  Unfortunately, as is usually the case with various programs, another vulnerability has been discovered by security experts at CERT-Bund and it is a relatively bad one.  The good news is that it has not been seen in the wild and VLC have been working with them to patch up the vulnerability. 

According to the research The Inquirer saw, the flaw enables remote code execution (RCE), unauthorised modification and disclosure of data/files and disruption of service; which is, as they say, a bad thing.  Keep an eye out for updates, especially if you have not set VLC to automatically update regardless of the OS you are using for the vulnerability exists on Linux, Unix and Windows.

VLC Media Player's developer, the non-profit organisation VideoLAN, is currently working on a patch that, it claims, is now 60 per cent complete. The company has been working on the fix for the past four weeks, according to the bug report by the company.

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