VLC Media Player 1.1.9 closes security holes

Another popular and widespread software receives an update to eliminate security vulnerabilities today: The media player VLC has been released in version 1.1.9. In older versions cyber crooks could smuggle in malware like Trojans by making possible victims play specially crafted S3M (modtracker) music files or manipulated MP4 files. As VLC also comes with a plug-in for web-browsers, this was possible just by visiting a hacked web site, for example.

Users of VLC media player should install the new version immediately! It can be downloaded from the project homepage.

Dirk Knop
Technical Editor