RRecently, a German security agency CERT-Bund has discovered a security breach in theVLC multimedia player that could allowhackers to turn your PC around and go through your files.Not only that, but hackers could exploit the security hole for remote code execution or cause DDoS.
Your PC can be hacked – Uninstall VLC now!
Well, if we look around, we will see that there are many media player applications available for the Windows operating system. Among all of these, VLC Media Player is extremely popular and, for good reason, it's totally free.
The Media Player for Windows application offers everything you could need from a media player. From streaming to download to downloading and full support of the multimedia file format, there is everything you need. VLC Media Player application. The reason we are talking about the open source VLC Media Player is that a security agency has recently discovered a critical security vulnerability in VLC.
Recently, a German security agency, CERT-Bund, discovered a security hole in the VLC media player that could allow hackers to turn around your PC and browse your files.
Not only that, but hackers could exploit the security hole for remote code execution or cause a DDoS.Moreover, the team behind VLC has no patch yet. So, until VideoLAN deploys the fix, your PC remains vulnerable.
The National Vulnerability Database describes theCVE-2019-13615as following:
"An anonymous and remote attacker can exploit a vulnerability in VLC to execute arbitrary code, to create a state of service dni, to disclose information or to manipulate files."
According to Security Focus, hackers can exploit this problem to create a service dni condition, prohibiting service to legitimate users. Given the nature of this problem, attackers can also be able to execute arbitrary code.
All the Windows, Linux and Unix versions of VLC are affective by this security vulnerability, but not by the macOS version. The macOS version of VLC is therefore on the side of security.
VideoLAN (the team behind VLC) has already been notified of this security issue and the team is working hard on the patch. However, the patch is still not ready and we have to wait a few more minutes to get the fix. So, for now, the only way to protect yourself from this critical security hole is to uninstall the VLC Media Player.
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