Published: 24 January 2020
The GetUpdateFile function in misc/update.c in the Updater in VideoLAN VLC media player before 2.1.6 performs an incorrect cast operation from a 64-bit integer to a 32-bit integer, which allows remote attackers to conduct buffer overflow attacks and execute arbitrary code via a crafted update status file, aka an "integer truncation" vulnerability.
CVSS 3 base score: 7.8
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
|Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)||
Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected)
update mechanism not enabled in Debian/Ubuntu