USN-4131-1: VLC vulnerabilities
11 September 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in VLC.
- vlc - multimedia player and streamer
It was discovered that VLC incorrectly handled certain media files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause VLC to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.