GLSA-201411-01 : VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201411-01
(VLC: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VLC. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted media
file using VLC, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201411-01

Solution :

All VLC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/vlc-2.1.2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true