[vlc-devel] Security Update: VLC media player 0.8.6a

Felix Paul Kühne fk at aenneburghardt.de
Thu Jan 4 17:07:09 CET 2007

Dear VideoLAN users,

This Wednesday, the so-called "Month of Apple Bugs" published a  
security vulnerability in VLC media player 0.8.6 down to 0.7.0, which  
can lead to arbitrary code execution. The issue was filed as Security  
Advisory 0701.

VLC media player 0.8.6a solves this problem and improves the  
usability of the Fullscreen Controller on Mac OS X. We strongly  
recommend all users to update to this new version.

You can download VLC from here:

Packages are already available for Windows and Mac OS X.
Other binary packages (SuSE and Fedora Core RPM, BeOS) should follow  

For detailed technical information, please have a look at the  
Security Advisory:

Remember to reset your preferences if you experience problems after  
upgrading from a previous version.

The VideoLAN Team

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