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Critical Vulnerabilities in VLC Media Player Spotted and Patched

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Apparatus, airbud7 and Rich_Guy like this.
  2. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Shout out to VLC for being free and awesome.
     
  3. SniperX

    SniperX Active Member

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    Changes between 3.0.7 and 3.0.7.1:
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    Access:
    * Update libbluray to 1.1.2

    macOS:
    * Fix bluray java menu playback regression in 3.0.7

    Video Output:
    * Fix hardware acceleration with some AMD drivers
    * Improve direct3d11 HDR support

    Changes between 3.0.6 and 3.0.7:
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    Access:
    * Improve Blu-ray support
    * Fix sftp module build with libssh >= 1.8.1

    Audio output:
    * Fix pass-through on Android-23
    * Fix DirectSound drain

    Demux:
    * Improve MP4 support

    Video Output:
    * Fix 12 bits sources playback with Direct3D11
    * Fix crash on iOS
    * Fix midstream aspect-ratio changes when Windows hardware decoding is on
    * Fix HLG display with Direct3D11

    Stream Output:
    * Improve Chromecast support with new ChromeCast apps

    macOS:
    * Fix UPNP service discovery, services are discovered on the highest priority
    active network interface now
    * Fix video distortion on macOS Mojave

    Misc:
    * Update Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Soundcloud scripts
    * Work around busy looping when playing an invalid item with loop enabled

    Translations:
    * Update of most translations

    Security:
    * Fix multiple buffer overflows in the ps demuxer
    * Fix a buffer overflow when copying a biplanar YUV image
    * Fix multiple buffer overflows in the faad decoder
    * Fix buffer overflow in the svcdsub decoder
    * Fix buffer overflows in the ogg muxer & demuxer
    * Fix buffer overflows in libavformat demuxer
    * Fix multiple buffer overflows in the MKV demuxer
    * Fix a buffer overflow in the MP4 demuxer
    * Fix a buffer overflow in the textst decoder
    * Fix a buffer overflow in the webvtt decoder
    * Fix a buffer overflow in the ASF demux
    * Fix a buffer overflow in the UPNP SD
    * Fix use after free in the ogg demuxer
    * Fix multiple use after free in the MKV demuxer
    * Fix multiple use after free in the DMO decoder
    * Fix integer underflow in the MKV demuxer
    * Fix an updater NULL pointer dereference on invalid signing keys
    * Fix NULL pointer dereference in the MKV demuxer
    * Fix an integer overflow in the spudec decoder
    * Fix an integer overflow in the nsc demuxer
    * Fix an integer overflow in the avi demuxer
    * Fix reads of uninitialized pointers in the MKV demuxer
    * Fix a floating point exception in the MKV demuxer
    * Fix an infinite loop in the flac packetizer
     
  4. Jagman

    Jagman Ancient Guru

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    Updated and +1 for VLC being awesome :D
     

  5. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Just updated, thanks Hilbert :)
     
  6. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    patched before reading... I like reactive company.
     
  7. Thunk_It

    Thunk_It Member Guru

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    Many thanks Hilbert for posting this article. As a result I definitely updated my VLC player!
     
  8. azraei97

    azraei97 New Member

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    Well, I'm not really care. VLC simply not good enough to play what I want properly long ago. Not sure now. I try to use VLC for android recently, it has same problem with some media same like the desktop version but I like a bit for android version because compare to other android m player, VLC no ads with it Free To Use. Now I use SMPlayer (MPV), K-Lite (MPC) for my PC meanwhile my phone/android base hardware use MX Player (MPV).
     
  9. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    MX Player is the best on Android device and read nearly everything ...
    On PC VLC still rock because with some few search on the net it can play BR and BR iso and also record streaming (but shhh it's both not allowed) but it is still crappy with real DVD reading.
     
  10. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    Not used Vlc since i switched to MPC-HC x64 several years ago.....it has an auto shut down function which is handy for me as i have Tinnitus and have a film running in the background when im trying to get to sleep, i find windows sleep function does not always work unlike mpc which will shutdown my pc when the film is finished....8 times out of 10 ive fallen to sleep within the first 10 minutes, some times it takes 2 films.
     

  11. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Shame that free MX Player is plague with ads. Basically a profit making tool.
     

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