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VLC player has critical security flaw - July 23, 2019 - UPDATED

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Yikes -- this is concerning if you use VLC player to play media files.



UPDATE:

https://www.ghacks.n...layer-vulnerability/
"Update: VideoLAN confirmed that the issue was not a security issue in VLC Media Player. The engineers detected that the issue was caused by an older version of the third-party library called libebml that was included in older versions of Ubuntu. The researcher used that older version of Ubuntu apparently. End"

From VLC: "End of story: VLC is not vulnerable, whether this is 3.0.7.1 or even 3.0.4. The issue is in a 3rd party library, and it was fixed in VLC binaries version 3.0.3, out more than one year ago…"



Original post:

Researchers from German firm CERT-Bund say they have detected a major safety flaw in the video player, which has been downloaded billions of times across the world, which could allow hackers access to compromise users' devices.
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https://www.techrada...itical-security-flaw



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