[SECURITY] [DSA 2257-1] vlc security update

From: Nico Golde <nion@debian.org>
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
Cc:
Subject: [SECURITY] [DSA 2257-1] vlc security update
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2257-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
June 10, 2011                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : vlc
Vulnerability  : heap-based buffer overflow
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-2194

Rocco Calvi discovered that the XSPF playlist parser of vlc, a multimedia
player and streamer, is prone to an integer overflow resulting in a
heap-based buffer overflow.  This might allow an attacker to execute
arbitrary code by tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted
file.


The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.3-1squeeze6.

For the testing (wheezy) and unstable (sid) distributions, this
problem will be fixed soon.


We recommend that you upgrade your vlc packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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