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- (April 13, 2011) VideoLAN has released VLC v1.1.9. A vulnerability has been reported in the VLC Media Player which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability is due to an input validation error within the "MKV_IS_ID" macro in modules/demux/mkv/mkv.hpp of the MKV demuxer. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted MKV file. The vulnerability is reported in version 1.1.6 and earlier. Please visit the following page for more details:
- Vulnerability ID – VLCv1.1.9
- Vulnerability ID – VLCv1.1.8 (Added the replacement information.)
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