Published: 21 January 2015
The picture_pool_Delete function in misc/picture_pool.c in VideoLAN VLC media player 2.1.5 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (DEP violation and application crash) via a crafted FLV file.
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
|Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)||
|Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)||
Does not exist
(trusty was released [2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.2])
vlc claims the bug is in libav, but "the 2.2.0-rc2 binaries already fix the problem"
as of 2015-05-08, no indication of a libav fix can reproduce with vlc 2.1.6 in trusty can't reproduce with vlc in precise