VLC Media Player vulnerability to the popular application

Μια κρίσιμη ευπάθεια ασφαλείας στο VLC Media Player που ανακαλύφθηκε πρόσφατα από την Γερμανική CERT-Bund, επιτρέπει την απομακρυσμένη εκτέλεση .

The vulnerability exists in VLC Media Player since version, and is described in the bulletin CVE-2019-13615. Version is its latest stable version s.

VLC Media Player

“VideoLAN VLC media player may have an overloaded temporary in mkv :: demux_sys_t :: FreeUnused () in modules / demux / mkv / demux.cpp when called by mkv :: Open in modules / demux / mkv / mkv.cpp ”, says CVE.

According to the security bulletin, successful exploitation of the vulnerability allows unauthorized information disclosure, unauthorized αρχείων αλλά και την διακοπή της υπηρεσίας.

VideoLAN the company behind the app has already started developing an updated version around four weeks ago, according to a report who he is available here.

At this time, there is no information on whether the vulnerability has been used for any attacks. However, now that the vulnerability has been publicly announced, there is a possibility that the number of attacks will increase, especially in high-profile individuals.

The vulnerability exists in several versions of VLC Media Player for almost all desktops of the application (, Linux and UNIX). macOS does not appear to be affected by the bug.

If you use the application on your system, you should avoid it, at least until the improved version containing the security patch is announced. Until then you can use one of the following alternative applications:

PotPlayer, KMPlayer, Media Player Classic, ACG Player, GOM Media Player, Kodi etc.


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