Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4131-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4131-1
September 11, 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

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

CVE-2019-13962, CVE-2019-14437, CVE-2019-14438, CVE-2019-14498,
CVE-2019-14533, CVE-2019-14534, CVE-2019-14535, CVE-2019-14776,
CVE-2019-14777, CVE-2019-14778, CVE-2019-14970

Package Information: