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release notes and changelog for 0.6.2

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1 parent ba1927d commit b0f8fdc411c6380ca9279c8660915f35f5df1a3c Reinhard Tartler committed Mar 18, 2011
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+version 0.6.2:
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+- Fix invalid reads in VC-1 decoding (related to CVE-2011-0723)
+- Do not attempt to decode APE file with no frames
+ (adresses http://packetstorm.linuxsecurity.com/1103-exploits/vlc105-dos.txt)
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version 0.6.1:
- fix autodetection of E-AC-3 substream samples
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@@ -121,3 +121,26 @@ HE-AAC v2 backport
This release includes a backport of the AAC decoder from trunk, which
enables proper playback of HE-AAC v2 media.
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+* 0.6.2
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+General notes
+-------------
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+This is a maintenance-only release that addresses a small number of security
+and portability issues. Distributors and system integrators are encouraged
+to update and share their patches against this branch.
+
+Security fixes
+--------------
+
+Programming errors in container and codec implementations may lead to
+denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code if the user is
+tricked into opening a malformed media file or stream.
+
+Affected and updated have been the implementations of the following
+codecs and container formats:
+
+ - VC1 decoder (Change related to CVE-2011-0723)
+ - APE decoder (cf. http://packetstorm.linuxsecurity.com/1103-exploits/vlc105-dos.txt)

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