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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
USN-4131-1: VLC vulnerabilities
12 September 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2019-14970 CVE-2019-14778 CVE-2019-14777
CVE-2019-14776 CVE-2019-14535 CVE-2019-14534
CVE-2019-14533 CVE-2019-14498 CVE-2019-14438
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USN-4131-1: VLC vulnerabilities
11 September 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
o Ubuntu 19.04
o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in VLC.
o 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
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: https://
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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