Oh, hey, would you look at that — another article telling you to update something. However, in the case of the VLC Media Player installed on your computer, you really actually should.
VideoLAN, the non-profit maker of the popular media player, issued a security bulletin announcing the update and clarified that this was not just about pushing out a fancy new digital skin or some feature-tweaking. Rather, the update addresses a host of security vulnerabilities that have the potential to cause some serious trouble.
“If successful, a malicious third party could trigger either a crash of VLC or an arbitratry [sic] code execution with the privileges of the target user,” the bulletin explains. “While these issues in themselves are most likely to just crash the player, we can’t exclude that they could be combined to leak user informations or remotely execute code.” Read more…
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