USN-4131-1: VLC vulnerabilities

11 September 2019

vlc vulnerabilities

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.

Software Description

  • 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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04
vlc - 3.0.8-0ubuntu19.04.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
vlc - 3.0.8-0ubuntu18.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.