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Vlc Media Player Activex Plugin And Flac Vulnerabilities

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From: Secunia



Rating: Highly critical



Some vulnerabilities have been reported in VLC Media Player, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.


1) An error within the ActiveX plugin of VLC Media Player can be exploited to overwrite certain memory zones and execute arbitrary code when a user e.g. visits a malicious website.


Note: This affects the Windows versions only.


2) Some vulnerabilities are caused due to the use of a vulnerable version of the FLAC library, which contains multiple integer overflows.



Update to version 0.8.6d.


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