Who wants to play on his computer, Videos, familiar of a white and orange traffic pylon. Behind it is the Software of VLC Media Player is hidden, with more than three billion Downloads one of the most successful programs of all time. But now, both the security experts of the Federal office for information security (BSI) as well as the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) warn together in front of a serious security vulnerability. Is affected also the latest Version 22.214.171.124 of the VLC Media Player, which is available for Linux, macOS and Windows.
The experts warn that the vulnerability of Criminals can be exploited to bypass security precautions. As a result, the Software can crash, or worse yet, any software code can be executed. Theoretically, it is even possible to take over the entire computer.
The vulnerability is located in the so-called MKV-module. This is necessary so that the Player can play the popular MKV Videos, which is often used for high-resolution movies. A detailed description of the Software vulnerability can be found here.
Videolan, the maker of the VLC Media Player and assesses the vulnerability as “critical”. The company the gap for four weeks, since a Update, the gap to plug. When the update is available for Download, is currently not known.
security experts advise “the timely Installation of vendor provided security updates to close the vulnerabilities.” Until then, you should require a better Alternatives such as Media Player, Real Times, or on many operating systems pre-installed Player. Older versions of the VLC Player should also be better used.
sources: BSI, CERT
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