VLC update fixes serious security hole

One of the most famous music players on the market had a security hole that could give remote access to intruders.

VLC Player, one of the most famous music and video players across platforms. So much so that there are versions of it for Linux, Android, macOS, iOS, Windows and beyond, as the official website shows. Reproducing almost every format on the market, only a few very specific ones are left out. VLC Update Fixes Major Security Failure

Because it is very popular, it ends up receiving attacks routinely, in many different ways. With these attacks, two vulnerabilities were discovered in the application that could give users some headache, thus the recommended update.

Already the second, CVE-2019-12874, which according to NIST, A problem that was discovered in zlib_decompress_extra in modules / demux / mkv / util.cpp in VLC media player 3.x at 3.0.7. Demuxer Matroska, while parsing a malformed MKV file type, has a double free. This earned a post from Jean-Baptiste Kempf, president of VideoLAN, on his blog, talking about these and 31 other vulnerabilities.

So if possible, update your VLC as soon as possible.

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