Package : vlc
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : local(remote)
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
We recommend that you upgrade your vlc packages.
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:
will update the internal database
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