Friday, December 8, 2023

VideoLAN Fixed 13 VLC Media Player Vulnerabilities that allow Attackers to Execute Arbitrary Code Remotely

VideoLAN has released VLC 3.0.8 with the fix for 13 security vulnerabilities that allows a remote attacker to crash the VLC player and to execute arbitrary code on the machine with the user privileges.

The release fixes 13 security vulnerabilities that include 5 buffer overflows, null after free, null dereference and division by zero vulnerability.

These vulnerabilities can be exploited by using a maliciously crafted file and the user needs to open the file for successful exploitation.

Affected versions and Workarounds

The vulnerabilities affected VLC media player and earlier versions.

Out of other vulnerabilities “CVE-2019-13602 & CVE-2019-13962 mention a base score of 8.8 and 9.8 respectively, the VideoLAN team believes this severity is highly exagerated; in our opinion, a base score of 4.3 would be more reasonable.

It is recommended to update with 3.0.8 to addresses the issues, if you are unable to update then it is recommended not to “open files from untrusted third parties or accessing untrusted remote sites (or disable the VLC browser plugins) until the patch is applied.”

VLC is a free open-source cross-platform media player software available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms. The framework supports various multimedia files and streaming protocols.

Other Fixes – VLC 3.0.8

  • VLC 3.0.8 is the eight update of “Vetinari”:
  • Fix stuttering for low framerate videos
  • Improve adaptive streaming support
  • Fix WebVTT subtitles rendering
  • Improve audio output on macOS &iOS

VLC Media Player was released last month with the fix for a critical vulnerability that let hackers execute arbitrary code

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